Introducing the Cross County 4-H Western Pullet Roundup!

— Written By Courtney Clemons
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Henderson and Buncombe Counties have partnered together to create the Cross County 4-H Western Pullet Roundup! The program is designed for youth ages 5-18 in Western North Carolina who are interested in raising and showing chicks. The Cross County 4-H Western Pullet Roundup gives youth the opportunity to…

  • Raise 5 chicks from 2 days old until approximately 4 months old (laying hen breeds)
  • Participate in training workshops to learn about chick care, husbandry, general health, housing, handling, and showmanship skills.
  • Show your chickens with other program participants in the final 4-H Pullet Show.

*Please Click Here to read the Cross County 4-H Western Pullet Roundup’s rules and expectations for participants. 

Participants will need to obtain equipment for raising their chicks by April. The startup equipment includes starter chick feed, chick size feeder and waterer, heat lamp, shavings, and larger feeder and waterer. We will go over examples of equipment needed in the orientation workshops. Common household items may be used for some of the equipment.

Participation in 3 orientation workshops, a showmanship training clinic, and the final 4-H Pullet Show are required! The dates are listed below:

  • Orientation workshops: March 10th, 17th, and 24th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Showmanship training clinic: June 25th from 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.
  • Final 4-H Pullet Show: August 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

We will hold a Q&A Zoom on Monday, February 28th from 12:00  – 1:00 p.m. for anyone to ask questions about the program. If you’d like to attend that, please check the appropriate box in the Registration Form (linked below).

Registration and a $40 registration fee are required by March 3rd to participate! All participants must be enrolled in 4-H Online to register. If you have not enrolled in 4-H Online before, please see the step-by-step instructions below:

***Click Here to Register for the 2022 Cross County 4-H Western Pullet Roundup!***