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Poultry Project Information

Superintendent Newsletter
April 2011 - Project Animal Updates
      2011 Small Animal Barn Rules & Schedule

       2011 4-H & FFA Market Poultry Project Information
                      Gratiot County Fair for Youth

Market Broiler chicks, Market Cornish chicks, and Market Ducks must be ordered through the fair’s Small Animal Committee, to assure that they are all of the same age for weight of gain awards.  See the details below.

Broiler Projects:   Exhibitors will need 3 birds of either sex for the fair.  It is suggested that exhibitors order at least 6 chicks, so that the best three can be chosen.  Chicks are $1.25 each.

Cornish Projects:   Exhibitors will show 4 birds of either sex.  It is suggested that exhibitors order 8-10 chicks to raise.  Chicks are $1.25 each

Duck Projects:  Exhibitors will show three ducks, but should order 6-8 from which to choose.   Ducklings are $3.00 each.

Other Market Projects:   Egg pullets, Roaster chickens, Geese, and Turkeys may be ordered at any time through a farm store or hatchery.  They must have been hatched in the current year.  See the Fair book for information.

Broiler chicks, Cornish chicks, and market ducks must be ordered no later than May 16, 2011.  Pick up will be on Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 for Broilers and ducks.  Cornish chick pick-up will be Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30.   Payment is expected at time of pick-up.

All poultry projects must be listed on an official Fair Entry Form and submitted to the MSU Extension office by June 15.

Order and pick-up chicks from:  

Frank Welling
2021 W. Tyler Road
Alma, MI 48801
(989) 466-3798

Exhibitors having questions concerning poultry show rules, identifying breeds of poultry, etc., may contact Superintendent Clay Mills at (989) 763-1973 or clmills@casair.net

All poultry must have a negative pullorum-typhoid test to be exhibited.  A testing clinic will be held at the GCFFY Small Animal Barn on  Wednesday, July 13 at 6:00 pm and on Saturday, July 16, from 8:00 - 10:00 am.   They must be kept isolated from other farm birds until the fair.  Testing may also be done on entry day if necessary.  Contact Clay Mills with testing questions.