March 31
Poultry Clinic
Hunter Safety Conclusion Course

April 1
Deadline - Scholarship Applications due

April 2
Deadline - Enroll in Shooting Sports, Dog, Cat, Horse, and Livestock Projects in 4H Online
Swine Tag ID's available at Extension Office

April 2
Youth & Leader's Council Meeting

April 7
Cat Clinic

April 15
Deadline - Hunter Safety and Pistol/Western Heritage Permission form Upload

April 18
Shooting Sports Family Meeting

April 20
Performing Arts Contest

April 21
Cake Decorating Contest
IMPORTANT PROJECT ENROLLMENT DEADLINE APRIL 2

All youth interested in participating in 4-H Shooting Sports, Dog, Cat, Horse, and Livestock (goat, llama, poultry, sheep, swine) projects must be enrolled in 4H Online by midnight on April 2 and have selected the project. If you have questions on how to do this or want to double check that it was done correctly, please call the office: 720-722-6940
4-H Cat Clinic
April 7th, 12 PM – 4 PM
CSU Extension office Basement

Come learn about the 4-H cat project, care, heath, showing, and more! The clinic is open to all 4-H members and Cloverbuds! If you are interested in participating in the 4-H Cat Project, please be sure to enroll in the project in 4H Online by April 2nd.
Name the chicks by leaving a comment on our Facebook and Instagram posts. We will draw the name suggestions from a hat and post the winners on our Facebook page!
4-H Poultry Clinic
Saturday, March 31st

Make plans to attend the 4-H Poultry Clinic on Saturday, March 31st at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the multiple purpose building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. This clinic is open to all poultry project members and 4-Hers who may be interested in the poultry project. This is an educational event that covers the health and wellness of your feathered friends!
Upcoming Horse Judging Practices
Horseless activity for all!

Join us for horse judging practices. Horse Judging is a great activity for those interested in horses, but do not have a horse. Upcoming practices are March 26th, April 5th, April 26th from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm in the basement of the CSU Extension Office.
Construction on the DC Fairgrounds

Please review the document below for changes to entrances & parking during construction on the outdoor arena. Thanks!
Shooting Sports Parent and Member Meeting
Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30 pm
Kirk Hall, DC Fairgrounds

All leaders, members, and parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will be covering guidelines, county and state shoot information, and will answer any questions you may have. We also encourage all of our leaders to attend, as important information on the county shoot entry, county shoot rules, and state shoot rules.
Douglas County 4-H Horse Camp
Horse Camp, June 5 – 7, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Registration Deadline is May 11
Space is limited

Make plans to join us for horse camp! Our 4-H Horse Camp is a day camp that runs from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Horse camp provides 4-H members with clinic style skills, training in hunt seat, western, trail and gymkhana. Each day will focus on horsemanship skills. We will also have educational programming and fun team building activities!
Working Ranch Horse Clinic
June 8, 9:00 AM, Douglas County Fairgrounds
Registration Deadline is May 11
Open to first 15 entries

If you are interested in learning how to work cattle, make plans to attend our Introduction in Ranch Riding, Roping, and Cow Work Clinic.
Horse Form Requirements
Animal Care & Housing Form - ALL members taking a Horse or Livestock project MUST turn in this form to the Extension Office, whether the animal is housed on their property or not. This can be dropped off or emailed to dani.bash@colostate.edu. This does NOT have to be uploaded in 4H Online.
Douglas County 4-H Code of Show Ring Ethics Form - Each horse member and a parent must sign this form and turn it into the Extension Office or email to dani.bash@colostate.edu. This does NOT have to be uploaded to 4H Online.
Horse ID - The horse ID information is entered in your 4H Online profile, where you registered for 4-H. Below are instructions on how to complete your horse ID. A hard copy does NOT have to be turned into the Extension Office. We do recommend printing a copy for yourself to include in your Record Book. **If you are leasing your horse**, the lease agreement should be uploaded in your horse ID in 4H Online. A copy of your lease does NOT have to be turned into the office.
Poultry Weight Information
DUCKS

Ducks: The ideal weight for ducks is 8 lbs, and they should be at least 16-weeks old.

Drakes: The ideal weight for ducks is 9 lbs, and they should be at least 16-weeks old.
CHICKENS

Fryers: The ideal weight for fryers is 6 lbs at live weight, and they cannot be over 8-weeks old at weigh in.

Broilers: The ideal weight for broilers is 8 lbs at live weight, and they cannot be over 20-weeks old at weigh in.
TURKEYS

Hens: The minimum weight for a hen is 13 lbs. There is no maximum weight. Hens must be at least 16-weeks old, but not older than 20-weeks old at weigh in.

Toms: The minimum weight for a tom is 20 lbs. There is no maximum weight. Toms must be at least 16-weeks old, but not older than 20-weeks old at weigh in.
Information for Rabbit Members
Please do not breed your rabbits before April 22, 2018. Your bunnies should be born approximately May 22, 2018. This will make your rabbits no older than 70 days on August 1, 2018 (the day of judging.)
For those of you who are breeding, please remember that you cannot share bunnies with anyone else, not even other family members. You must own your own doe, and her bunnies. You can use another family member’s buck for stud service, but each member must own their own doe. Breeding supplemental pages can be found on the web page where the e-Records are located (link below): Individual Buck Rabbit Record, Individual Doe Rabbit Record, Individual Litter Rabbit Record.
 
Record Book (also called e-Record)

If you are taking a Companion or Pet Rabbit project , you must use the "Companion Animal" e-Record book. If you are taking a Meat Rabbit project , you must use the "Livestock e-Record" book. Choose the class (Junior, Intermediate, Senior) based on your 4-H Age (your age as of 12/31/17).
SWINE ID & TAG INFORMATION
All swine are self-tagged by 4-H Members. Ear tags must be picked up at the Extension Office and will be available starting Monday, April 2nd. Your swine must be tagged by April 30th.

Swine ID Forms are also due to the Extension Office by April 30th. A link to the form is below and must be filled out with the necessary photos described in the form.
4-H OFFICE STAFF
Claudia Meeks - 4-H Agent
Mary Baldwin - 4-H Outreach Agent
Tina O'Bryan - 4-H Program Coordinator
Dani Bash - Administrative Assistant
MEMBER ACCOMMODATIONS: If your child is a member who will need accommodations at any 4-H event, please make an appointment with our office to discuss his/her individual needs. Any accommodation must be received at least 2 weeks in advance of the event. A verifying letter from a
parent or guardian may be required before any accommodation is provided.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.