4-H Chick Chain 2022

Chick Chain applications are closed for 2022. Please attend our auction August 20, 2022.

Lena GeFellers

4-H Youth Development Agent



The 4-H Chick Chain Project teaches young people recommended management practices for growing and raising chickens. Participation will help youth develop poultry management skills, learn to produce healthy chickens, develop awareness of business management, develop record-keeping skills (income and expenses), contribute to your home food supply, and realize the pride of accomplishment.

Who Can Participate

Any young person age 9 through 18 as of January 1 of the project year can participate. You do not have to be a current 4-H member; however, you will need to complete a 4-H enrollment form if you are not a member.

How It Works

As a participant in the Chick Chain Project, you will receive your chicks in the spring. The chicks will be pullets (females) that are 1 or 2 days old. All chicks will come from a reputable hatchery and be properly vaccinated. There will be different breeds available; you will choose your chicks from two or three breeds. You will feed and care for these pullets for approximately 20 weeks. At the end of this time, you will bring chicks to your county’s 4-H Chick Chain Show and Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to the 4-H Chick Chain Project.


Before receiving your chicks, you and a parent will attend a mandatory training session. At this meeting you will receive valuable information to assist you in preparing for and raising your pullets. You also will be given the designated Extension office site and date for acquiring your chicks.

Follow the link below to complete the Chick Chain Application:

2022 Chick Chain Application

If the Adobe file doesn’t open immediately click on the download tab top right of your screen. As shown below: