Poultry

The 4-H Poultry Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their birds. Subjects such as such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as poultry judging, and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Poultry Project.

 

Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".

 

Helpful Information

Important Project Dates: 

Last Friday in June        Deadline to turn in Boone County 4-H Poultry Enrollment form to Purdue Extension Office.

July 1, 2014                 Deadline to enroll poultry for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here

 

Reminders:

  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and complete 3 activities from the project manual to complete the poultry project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2014 year.
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.

 

Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:

Producing Turkey's for Show - Texas A&M Extension

Parts of a Chicken - University of Minnesota 4-H

Raising Ducks - University of Minnesota 4-H 

The Small Flock of Poultry Meat - University of Minnesota 4-H

Raising Geese - University of Minnesota 4-H 

Rearing chicks and pullets for the small laying flock - University of Minnesota 4-H 

Selecting and Preparing Poultry for Exhibition- Kansas State Extension

Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Poultry Educational Resources

American Poultry Association

American Bantam Association

American Egg Board

National Chicken Council

National Turkey Federation

Central Indiana Poultry Show

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster

By Pandora J Woodward, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development
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