Roane County Chick Chain            

The Roane County Chick Chain is an introductory Livestock Project offered to all 4-H’ers in Grades 4th– 12th.  The 4-H’ers are given the opportunity to purchase 12 Assorted Brown Egg Layer Pullets.

After they have signed up, an educational meeting is held where they receive a packet about how to successfully raise chickens and an older Chick Chain member talks about their experiences and gives them tips. They raise the chicks for approximately 6 months.  Monthly educational sessions will be held at the extension office.

On September 17, 2022, we will have our Annual Roane Co Chicken Show and Auction.  This project is a great way to teach responsibility, decision making, record-keeping and reinforces the importance of following directions!! You can find the application on your student’s 4-H Google Classroom Page or stop by the UT Extension Office and pick one up.