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North Central District 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Show

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2024 4-H Rabbit Project

The 2024 North Central District 4-H Poultry and Rabbit Show will be held the first Saturday in May at the Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105. The show is for youth ages 5-18 (as of 1/1/2024).

Youth ages 5-18 that wish to show their own rabbit should register and learn more here before March 8 and pay your $5 registration fee to their county Cooperative Extension Center. There will be an optional rabbit showmanship workshop on Saturday, March 9. In addition to showing their rabbit, youth ages 8-18 should also complete a 4-H Project Record Book.

Register for the Rabbit Project here.

Photo of a bright yellow flyer with the same information that is included in the text

4-H Poultry Project

Youth ages 5-18 that wish to show birds at this show, should:

  • Register and pay a $25 registration fee by September 8. Youth will receive 5 chicks that “should” all be hens. Chicks will be vaccinated for Mareks Disease.
  • Chicks can be picked up at your County Extension Center on November 6 (IF the USPS delivers on time). Participants should also submit a 4-H Project Record book on their project by April 19 in order to be eligible to compete on the morning of May 4.

Poultry Registration (now closed)

North Central District 4-H Poultry Show flyer

To see a bit of what a 4-H youth show typically entails, you can watch this video from Rowan County. This video from Penn State Extension is a good educational resource on showmanship. You may access additional showmanship tips, slides, and information Online via GoogleDrive.

Not currently in 4-H? Enroll now!

2024 TIMELINE – Calendar of Events 

×Any Date – Start Working with Your Rabbit on Showmanship

×August 31, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Question and Answer Session for the Poultry Show. Register at https://go.ncsu.edu/poultryshowq-a to receive the Zoom link. Registration for the Brooding, Housing, and Health Zooms listed below opens after this course.

×September 8, 2023, 5 p.m. – Poultry Registration and Payment Deadline – Payment is due to your County Extension Office for the chicks. Find your county livestock or 4-H Extension Agent or the address to your County Center.

×October 5, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Join us for a Zoom Webinar on Brooding Chicks  (this session will be recorded for you to watch later if you can’t attend)  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicken-project-brooding-tickets-638929714977?aff=oddtdtcreator (after August 31) to receive the live meeting link and/or the recording.

×October 12, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Join us for a Zoom Webinar on Chicken Housing (this session will be recorded for you to watch later if you can’t attend)  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicken-project-housing-tickets-638930216477?aff=oddtdtcreator (After August 31) to receive the live meeting link and/or the recording.

×October 19, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Join us for a Zoom Webinar on Chicken Health (this session will be recorded for you to watch later if you can’t attend). Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicken-project-health-tickets-638930878457?aff=oddtdtcreator (after August 31) to receive the live meeting link and/or the recording.

×November 6, 2023, TBD  – Potential Chick Pick-Up; check with your county Extension Center; Chicks will be vaccinated for Marek’s Disease.

October  30– April 19 – Work on Project Books

~January 15 – Enroll in 4-H Online for 2024 at https://v2.4honline.com/

Jan 15 – March 8 – Register for the 4-H Rabbit Show

Jan 18 – Poultry AND Rabbit Project Book Workshop via Zoom, 6:30 p.m. – participants should look for an email with registration information

March 8 – Rabbit Show registration AND payment due

March 9  – Rabbit Showmanship Workshop, Forsyth County Agriculture Building, 10 a.m. – Noon 1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

March 26  – Poultry Showmanship Workshop via Zoom,  6:30 p.m. – participants should look for an email with registration information

April 19  – completed project books are due to your County 4-H (or Livestock) Extension Agent electronically or in-person

May 4, 2024  – District Poultry Show, Forsyth County Agricultural Building, 1450 Fairchild Road Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Project Record Books (click to access)