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December 9, 2019

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: 

May 15, 2020              Birds must be owned and cared for by 4-H member (with the exception of meat bird hybrids, such as Cornish cross)

June 15, 2020              Meat bird hybrids must be owned and cared for by the 4-H member

June 1, 2020                Deadline to enroll poultry for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here

July 8,2020                  Deadline to enter birds in FairEntry at 11:59 pm



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

YQCA Information

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