How long has it been since you’ve had a fresh egg? No, I don’t mean an egg in a carton with an expiration date that hasn’t been reached yet. I mean an egg that was laid in, say, the past two or three days. If you taste such an egg, you’ll readily distinguish the difference between it and what you can buy at the grocery stores.
One of the most enjoyable reasons to have chickens is the regular supply of delicious farm fresh eggs. Attend the Putnam County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale that will take place on Thursday, October 1st at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Poultry Barn and you will have the opportunity to enjoy fresh eggs every morning!
Each spring, 4-H members of Putnam County have the opportunity to become involved in the 4-H Chick Chain. This activity allows 4-H’ers to receive, one-day-old baby chicks in March. The 4-H’er is responsible for feeding and caring for the chicks. Then, on October 1st, the 4-H’er will select their three best pullets and bring them to the County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale. This year we will have pens of three Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, and Buff Orpington hens for sale.
The judging of the pullets will begin at 6:00 PM. After the show, an auction will follow immediately at 6:45. All proceeds from the sale will go directly to the 4-H member to help with their expenses in raising the chicks. If you plan on coming to buy some hens, there will be a check-in table in the parking lot. Please arrive by 6:40, as the auction will begin promptly at 6:45.
Eggs are a wonderful and delicious source of nutrition for your family. But beware: once you’ve had farm fresh eggs, you’ll never want to go back to store bought again!
We hope to see you at the Putnam County 4-H Poultry Show and Sale on October 1st at 6:00 PM at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and masks are encouraged. Sanitizing stations will be available. For further information, call Trent Jones at 526-4561.
The 4-H Youth Development Program delivers programs through cooperative efforts of the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, and public and private sector volunteers. 4-H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades 4-12, on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability. For further information concerning the many opportunities that 4-H has to offer the youth in Putnam County call 526-4561.