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Hop the Plank 4-H Chicken & Rabbit Show!chicken and rabbit logo

Beaufort County 4-H will be holding a Chicken & Rabbit Show at Bath Fest behind the Bonner House on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.. This show is an open show and is not limited to just Beaufort County.

Youth ages 5-18 are welcome to enter and show their own rabbits by filling out the Hop the Plank Chicken & Rabbit Show Registration Form by April 26th.

Registration Fee will be $10 (and $5 for each additional rabbit or chicken). Checks can be made out to the Beaufort County 4-H Fund. Payment is due to the Cooperative Extension Office located at 155-A Airport Rd. Washington, NC 27889 by May 3.

All animals are subject to a health check to assess for ear mites, pasturella, scours, sore hock, and other contagious diseases. Animals showing signs of any illness or parasite will not be allowed to show. All animals should have been in North Carolina for 30 days prior to the show date, with no signs of illness in that 30 days.

Requirements for rabbits:

– 10 weeks or older on the show date
– Pass health check
– Animals sex and age will be confirmed during the health check
– Rabbits that are not tattooed may have their ears marked with sharpie at the show

Requirements for Chickens:

– Must have owned the chicken for at least 30 days prior to the show
– Pass health check

Judging Criteria

Rabbit Judging Criteria
The judging criteria goes for both chickens and rabbits.

Optional Animal Books

If you plan on completing a Rabbit or Chicken Project Record Book at the end of the year, you would enter these pages after the Project Focus Section

Rabbit Showmanship Resources:

Chicken Showmanship Resources:

Please contact N.C. Cooperative Extension, Beaufort County Center at 252-946-0111 with any questions.