The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered. The birds will be shipping out in July. Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 7 and the market ducks on July 21. Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta. Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same. We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time. More information to come. For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.
The Market Chickens and Market Ducks have been ordered. The birds will be shipping out in July. Members need to have their facilities or pens ready to go in July and look to pick up their market chickens on July 8 and the market ducks on July 22. Please hold these dates and be ready to meet us at Heritage Country Store on Third Street in Marietta. Please look for a post closer to the dates to be sure the pick up day is the same. We will be working with the hatchery to determine a pick up date and time. More information to come. For questions please contact the extension office at 740-376-7431.
There will be virtual poultry clinic for youth focusing on backyard production coming up on Tuesday, May 25th at 6:30pm. See the attached flyer for more information, or visit https://u.osu.edu/growingfranklin/2021/05/11/backyard-poultry-production-webinar-on-tuesday-may-25th-2021-630pm/. All youth of any age are invited to attend – please share with anyone who may be interested.
Poultry orders for market turkeys, market chickens and market ducks are due April 15. Payment must be included. An order card can be printed from: https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-forms
Or here: 2021 Poultry Order Postcard
There will be a virtual class event on Top Ten Diseases of Backyard Poultry on Tuesday March 16th @ 7:00pm. This class is free and open to the public so bring your friends and your questions. Registration for this webinar is required and the link is below.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Topic: Top 10 Backyard Poultry Diseases
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The Washington County OSU Extension Office is now taking reservations for their chickquest program and incubators. Teachers and educators can call the office or email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve an incubator and supplies. Chick Quest, a Classroom Journey through the Life Cycle of Chickens, is a 4-H SET School Enrichment program that challenges students to use Science, Engineering, and Technology to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences.
When the Extension Office re-opens we will have copies available for pickup. Until then, you can access the guide at https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/junior-fair-activities-guide or here: 2021 Jr Fr Guide 1-7-2021
This year’s Ohio National Poultry Show, the largest poultry show in the nation, has gone virtual! This gives open and junior exhibitors a new way to compete and still be a part of the Ohio National. Information, including the catalog, can be found on their website at www.ohionational.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheOhioNational.
The entry deadline is Saturday, October 17, with Class Champions announced Saturday, November 14 and the Show Champion announced Sunday, November 15. Show awards will be mailed the week after announcing the champions. There is no cost to enter.
For Open Show questions contact Tim Johnson at email@example.com or Newt Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Junior Show questions contact Tim & Mary Neviska at email@example.com or Clell Agler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being patient as the Washington County Fairboard has worked out a plan with the Marietta Health Department to conduct a Jr Fair. Excitement is beginning to swell as we get closer to the event. All Livestock Exhibitors will be receiving the following letter in the mail outlining a detailed plan, expectations and revised fair schedule. Read this information carefully as everyone will be effected by the changes as well as the mask and social distancing requirements.