Deadline approaching for East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Show chicks

Are you a youth in grades 3rd through 12th and interested in showing
chickens at the upcoming East Texas Poultry Festival?

The Shelby County 4-H Poultry project offers many activities to youth of all ages.
Activities that youth can engage in include poultry production of all
types, preparing foods using poultry products and public presentations
that utilize information learned from the many areas within the poultry
program.

Youth can compete in activities at the county, district, state and
national levels of competition. Rewards include an increased
appreciation of the influence of the poultry industry on our lives and
recognition in the form of awards, prizes, trips, and even collegiate
scholarships.

Sound interesting? If so, now is the time to place your order for chicks for the Shelby County Broiler Show. A
pen of 30 chicks are ordered and purchased for $30.

Show rules and paperwork may be picked-up at the
Extension office at 266 Nacogdoches St. (Old Elementary School Library Bldg.). All orders are due no later than
July 15, and are payable by check or money order only.

The date for pick-up of show chickens will be announced at a later time. If you have questions about participating in the 4-H Poultry project or learning what
is involved in showing and raising chickens as a 4-H member, give Lane Dunn, Shelby County Extension Agent
for Agriculture and Natural Resources a call at 936-598-7744 or email at jldunn@ag.tamu.edu.