The inaugural Rocky Mountain Chickenstock will be held in Idaho Falls on May 5. This event is for serious breeders, casual poultry enthusiasts, 4-Hers and anyone who just wants to learn more about poultry. It will be held at the Bonneville County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A raffle for some really awesome prizes will be held with the drawing at 3 p.m. Admittance is free to the event. We will be giving away chicks to all 4-H kids to raise for the fair. You can get more information and sign up for 4-H at the event.
Lance Ellis, MTC is an instructor for the University of Idaho Extension Service and has taught poultry classes all over Idaho, Utah & Wyoming. He has graciously agreed to come and teach a couple of seminars at our event. He will be teaching Children’s Poultry – this class was designed for little kids to learn about poultry, more about eggs, where birds are originated from and what they eat. Simple and fun class with a hands on demonstration of a laying hen, eggs, and feed. Then he will teach, Showing poultry at the fair – a whole class for 4-H youth to prepare themselves to show birds at the fair. Includes washing and prepping birds for the fair, answering poultry questions, and how to handle your birds.
11:00 am: Event opens
11:30 am: Childrens Poultry Class (30 minute class)
12:15 pm: Showing Poultry Class (60-90 minutes)
2:00 pm: Childrens Poultry Class (30 minutes)
3:00 pm: Raffle drawing held
According to event organizers, Estes Hatchery has donated 100 chicks and Pine Pride Hatchery has donated 75 chicks to the event. There will also be four dozen eggs from Scientific Learning Resources in the incubator; all the chicks will be given away to 4-H kids to raise for the fair.
In addition, Candlewood Suites has graciously donated several suites to the event and will be offering a discount rate for anyone who is coming. (Call 208-525-9800 to book.) This is the closest hotel to the event.
For all the info visit www.rockymountainchickenstock.com.