Two youth participate in activity at Chick Days

Chick Days is an annual educational event for small and back-yard poultry producers and youth to learn more about the poultry industry. The event is open to both youth (Ages 7-18) and adults (ages 19 and up).

This years event will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., on March 25, 2023 at the Department of Animal Science, 3940 Fair St., Lincoln, NE.

Printable Registration    Online Registration

Registration payments are preferably paid by mail to the address below prior to the event. Payments will also be accepted on the day of the event.

* Send Paper Registrations and/or Payment by Mail to:
Sheila Purdum
UNL—Animal Science
C206j Animal Science
Lincoln, NE, 68583-0908

Registration must be received by March 20, 2023

The event will feature speakers on the following topics:

  • Housing and Predator Protection—Brett Kreifels, Extension Educator, University of Nebraska
  • Humane Slaughter for Backyard Poultry—Demonstration - Dr. Ruth Woiwode and Dr. Gary Sullivan, University of Nebraska
  • Egg Grades and Sell of Home-Raised Eggs– Workshop—Dr. Sheila Purdum, University of Nebraska
  • 4-H Poultry Showmanship- Do’s and Don’ts—Josie Foley, Graduate Student, University of Nebraska

There will also be competitions in:

  • Poultry Quiz Bowl (Youth and Adult/Youth Mixed Divisions)
  • Egg Art (Adult and Youth Divisions)
    • Bring single decorated egg of any size for display in a labeled egg carton
    • Awards in the following Categories:
      • Youth or Adult
      • Division Prizes: 1st—$30; 2nd—$20; 3rd—$10
  • Poultry Photography (Adult and Youth Divisions)
    • Bring a 8 X 10 photo of your favorite bird/and or bird scene, etc.
    • Please include name, Youth or Adult, and email and phone contact info on the back upper right hand corner of photo
      • Youth or Adult
      • Division Prizes: 1st—$30; 2nd—$20; 3rd—$10

***Please note that all Photography and Egg Art entries must be displayed by 10:00am on Saturday, March 25, 2022 in the UNL Commons display area. Entries may be mailed in ahead of time.

Questions? Contact Sheila Purdum or by phone at 402-472-6451.