Youth to showcase chicks at upcoming festival

On November 2, in conjunction with the LaRae Harvest Festival, youth from across Escambia County will be gathering to showcase the work they did this year as part of the Escambia County 4-H Chick Chain.

Prior to May, youth signed up to participate in the 4-H Chick Chain project and paid for the 10 freshly hatched pullet chicks they would get in May.

Chicks were ordered from Cackle Hatchery in Lebanon, Missouri and delivered to the Escambia County Extension Office.

Families picked up their 10 baby chicks from the Extension Office on May 15 and have since been responsible for feeding, watering,...