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Inaugural ‘First Flock’ retires to 4-H center from Ga. Governor’s Mansion

By Josie Smith & Lily Thomas University of Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s inaugural “First Flock” has retired to the Fortson 4-H Center almost three years after they came to roost at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion in Atlanta, Ga., in 2021.

Six members of the original flock traded places with 15 new hens during a ceremonial swap recently at the First Flock’s custom coop on the eastern side of the 18-acre mansion grounds.

The idea for the project was hatched in 2020 when Georgia First Lady Marty Kemp expressed her desire to include agricultural education via residential hens at the mansion. A joint initiative between. . .

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