WINNSBORO — The 4-H Pullet Project engages youth in learning life skills while having fun raising chickens.
While participating in the project, each youth receive a special manual on caring for day old chicks and raising them into healthy, egg-producing hens.
Participants start chicks out in a brooder (warm and protective environment) and move them into a coop as they get older. Then they show their birds and eventually sell them. They are also responsible for completing a record book of the various events throughout the project.
Savannah Bairefoot, a seventh-grade student in Fairfield Middle School’s STEM Program, recently was awarded third place in the region for her pen of Golden Comet flock and ribbons for her record book.
She is the daughter of Pamela Bairefoot, and starting learning about chickens from her aunt, Liz Bankhead.