February 23 to March 4, 2023 Let the Good Times Grow!
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Chicken

Show / Contest Coordinator

Linda Graham, 352-445-4552

More about the Chicken Show Contest

Young people who wish to exhibit their poultry projects at the Southeastern Youth Fair must document the progress of their chickens and describe what they learned by keeping their record book. The judge looks for birds with proper body conformation, sexual maturity, and healthy plumage condition and skin color. The completed record book, detailing the work done on this project must be turned in with the birds in order for the exhibitor Chicken to compete in this show.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child eligible? Any student older than 8 years of age and up, who attends the mandatory meeting and pays entry fee may enter this contest. Student must be a member of a 4H club or FFA chapter, and live in Marion County or attend a Marion County school.
Students age 5-7 can also enter in the “Watch Me Grow” category.

How much does it cost? $3 per head ($15 maximum)

2022 Winners

Chicken Show Grand Champion – Erica Estrada – Bantam – Dunnellon HS FFA

Best In Show

  • Standard – Allyssa Robinson – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
  • Commercial – Jeffrey Williams – Colt Country 4H
  • Water Fowl – Allyssa Robinson – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H

Showmanship

  • Junior – Angel Mercardo – Romeo Roundup 4H
  • Intermediate – Reagan Barlow – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
  • Senior – Erica Estrada – Dunnellon High FFA

Record Book

  • Junior – Whitney Divine – Country Clover 4H
  • Intermediate – Milyn Grilliot – Belleview Middle FFA
  • Senior – Grace Peoples – Vanguard High FFA

Skill-A-Thon

  • Junior – Olivia Walker – Ocklawaha Lil Bits 4H
  • Intermediate – Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H
  • Senior – Roberto Zubieta – North Marion HS FFA

Poster Contest

  • Junior – Olivia Westgate – Cracker Country 4H
  • Intermediate – Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H
  • Senior – Roberto Zubieta – North Marion HS FFA

Herdsman Award –Jeremiah Caswell – Happy Homeschoolers 4H

High Point – Roberto Zubieta – North Marion HS FFA

Resources

Click Here to Enter Online Nov 7-18

Scholarships / Special Awards

Poster Contest Winner

Herdsman Award

High Point Award

Thank You Chicken Show Sponsors

  • Dr Petsche
  • Karob Instruments, Inc.
  • BAI Electronics System Distribution
  • Tailored Car Care, Inc.
  • Healthy You 
  • Conimar Group, LLC
  • Tru Hone Corp.
  • Seminole Feed
  • Harrison’s Landing (Michael & Linda Graham)
  • Ocala Breeders Feed and Supply
  • Dr Rozanski
  • Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
  • Mid Florida RBA
  • Foot & Ankle Center of Ocala

Sponsorship Opportunities

You Can Help

SEYF is a non-profit, and is reliant on help from the community in the form of donations of money, services and time.  Click below to get involved and help us help the youth of Marion County.