Currituck 4-H Poultry Show

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A girl with chickens and awards

Attention all poultry enthusiasts! Currituck County 4-H is thrilled to announce the much-awaited Poultry Show, scheduled to take place on September 27, 2024. Mark your calendars and join us for a day filled with feathered fun, friendly competition, and creative expression. Whether you’re a seasoned poultry expert or a budding artist, the Currituck County 4-H Poultry Show welcomes participants of all ages and backgrounds. This year’s show will feature an array of exciting activities and competitions for youth of all ages, highlighting the beauty and diversity of poultry. 

Bird Divisions:

    • 1: Standard Laying Hens: Showcase your favorite hen of any breed 
    • 2: Bantam Hens: Bring forth your prized Bantam hen
    • 3: Roosters: Any breed, standard or Bantam
    • 4: Breed – Buff Orpington Hen*

Note: Youth who wish to participate in the Buff Orpington Breed Division must pre-register, pay, and pick up their two chicks from the Currituck Extension office on June 13. Register online with Eventbrite.

Educational Contests: 

Educational Poster Contest: Participants are invited to create captivating posters on poultry-related content, educating and inspiring others about the fascinating world of poultry. Posters should be on standard-sized poster paper.

Expressive Art Contest: Let your creativity soar by submitting a photo, drawing, or painting. From whimsical sketches to stunning photographs, express your artistic vision and love for poultry.

Youth can showcase one bird in each division and submit one entry each in the Expressive Arts Contest and the Educational Poster Contest. Best of all, there are no registration fees for Divisions 1, 2, and 3, as well as the Poster and Expressive Arts Contests.

Age Categories:

  • Cloverbud (5-7 years)
  • Junior (8-10 years)
  • Intermediate (11-13 years)
  • Senior (14-18 years)

To register for the 2024 Poultry Show complete the online registration form. All youth participants for this event must be fully enrolled in NC 4-H for the 2024 Program year. This can be completed at 4-H Online

Currituck 4-H is here to help you prepare for the big day! We’re hosting several workshops to ensure you’re ready to shine. In addition to the information here, this article expands on the benefits of poultry programs for youth. 4-H Poultry Projects: A Great Learning Experience | N.C. Cooperative Extension.

  • Beginner’s Basics and Basic Care: Join us on June 13 to learn the essentials of raising poultry, from basic care to handling techniques. Registration information at: 2024 Basic Care of Chicks
  • Egg-cellent Egg Production for Backyard Flocks: Discover the secrets to maximizing egg production in your backyard flock on July 9. Registration information at: 2024 Backyard Flocks
  • Showmanship Tips, Tricks, and Techniques: Perfect your showmanship skills with expert tips and tricks on August 27. Registration information at: 2024 Poultry Showmanship

Rules for 2024 4-H Poultry Show

For more information on Poultry Program activities please contact Stephanie Minton at or Sherry Fisclschweiger at or by calling 252-232-2262. Visit to get up to date information about poultry programs being offered by Currituck County 4-H and  N.C. Cooperative Extension.