CLICK THE ROOSTER FOR THE VCCExpo WEB SITE.
4-H Guide to Raising Chickens
4-H Supply has come out with new 4-H project guides below is the one for chickens. You
may click on the link below to order a copy if you would like to obtain one.
Description: This easy-to-follow, illustrated guide covers selecting
a breed to caring for chicks, housing, fencing and feeding, preventing or treating illness and much more.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Be sure you are learning the parts of your poultry
and that you practice removing and putting back your poultry from their cage if you do not have one a pet taxi will work.
Remember that your poultry should always face out the door when being removed and face the inside of the cage when being returned.
That way they can see where they are going.
From McMurray Hatchery
See link to thier web site.
If you are showing meat pens the accepted breed for showing is the
Cornish Cross White Rock (Cornish Rock). They should be ordered by the 1st part of May. They should be 6-8 weeks
old, no older than 10 weeks at the time of Valencia County Community Expo. Keep in mind if ordering from a hatchery
you need to allow for hatching time before they will ship to you.
The Jumbo Cornish Cross is a fast developing; broad breasted meat type chicken. Ready to dress in six weeks
or sooner. Feed high protein feed that is 21% or better.
For your Showmanship Class:
- You will be asked to wear a long sleeved white shirt and a nice pair of jeans.
- No hats or caps
- No gum chewing
I hope you find this site helpful.
Please check back often for any updates and changes.