Angelina 4H youth get chicks

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The lot at the Agri-Life office in Lufkin was packed with baby chickens and students ready to raise them.

Some are just getting their very first chickens and others are veterans when it comes to 4H chicks but all have strategies about how they're going to approach the responsibility.

Diboll 6th grader, Taylor Franklin is raising chicks for the first time and he has a strategy.

"You have to make sure it's got meat on it and no bones and you gotta make sure they're up walking every hour," said Franklin.

Six year 4H chick veteran, Tanner Kassaw says he thinks the opportunity to raise chickens is a great chance to learn responsibility.

"I think it teaches us kids a lot of responsibility on our own just having something to take care of and having to keep it for a period of time and keep it alive is a big thing to work on," said Kassaw.

In 6 weeks the youth with present their full grown chickens at the Angelina County Youth Fair.

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