How to get local 4 H to start a chicken category

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Big Red's Mom, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Terry, Mississippi
    Our local 4H does not have a category for chickens....
    My son loves all animals but we do not have the room for a dairy cow or a goal...etc...We have chickens and he loves to handle and care for them.. Does anyone know how to go about getting them to add something new.....I live in Mississippi in Hinds County......
    Thank you for any info....[
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    A foolproof way is to offer to supervise it...that's the 4-H way...[​IMG]
  3. texaschick-a-dee

    texaschick-a-dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2008
    Texas coast
    Have you spoken to your county extension agent. I agree that the best way to get one started is to volunteer to head it up.

    It would be a good idea to find another 4H in your area that offers a chicken program, call or email them and see how their program works. I'm sure that they wouldn't mind helping you get yours started.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2009
  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I am getting Alpacas, and asked the lady I bought from who has a 4-H group about getting them started as a project in 4-H here, and she told me to tell them you have them, and let them do the paperwork, because of insurance purposes . . .so be sure and find out about this part. It might be different in other areas. I guess you have to let other kids have the same opportunity, and they can actually "rent" an animal from you to use as a project.
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:I think you mean that is FOWLproof way! [​IMG] Sorry I could not help myself.

    I would say mention it to your extension office and tell them you notice there is not a category for poultry for your child to enroll in. How can we make this a possible learning experience for him and others in his 4-H group? They cannot help but try to make it happen. They probably don't have a category because no one has ever done it. Doesn't mean it is not possible!
  6. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Terry, Mississippi
    Thanks for all the ideas. I will try to call them after the Holiday

    Happy Easter........I have great eggs to color for Easter...This is our first year with our own eggs.....[​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  7. Equus5O

    Equus5O Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you know of any other kids that are into chickens, step up and start a club! When I started in 4-H in the early 80's, there were plenty of horse clubs in my county. Unfortunately, none of us in my town had horses. So ... we (with an adult, of course LOL) created the first horseless horse club in our county. So far as I know, all you need is an interested adult with a group of interested kids, and you have a chicken club.

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