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June 26, 2020
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All Poultry must be enrolled and identified on the county Poultry Form by July 1, 2020.

Click here for 2020 Franklin County 4-H Projects and VIRTUAL FAIR INFO

2020 FRANKLIN COUNTY VIRTUAL POULTRY SHOW

Poultry (Pictures and Files and Showmanship Videos) entries will be uploaded into Virtual Cattle Battle between July 5-12 for judging.
Members can exhibit in 2 classes (Layers, Meat, Exhibition) plus showmanship.

Classes:          

Additional Poultry Requirements:

Laying Production:

  1. Does what you feed your birds affect their production and or egg quality? If so, why?
  2. Does the age of your birds affect their production?
  3. How much would you need to charge for a dozen of your eggs to at least cover the cost of feed?
  1. Log and answers to above questions.
  2. At least 4 pictures (1 each week) of the 4-H member collecting eggs, feeding, recording information, or sorting / cleaning eggs. Try to make this a collage on one page.
  3. A “close-up” picture of the two birds the 4-H member is exhibiting. And a picture of the 4-H member holding the birds. Would like these pictures on one page. Make sure the birds are clean and the 4-H member is wearing proper show clothes.

Meat Production:

  1. At what week did your birds seem to gain the most weight?
  2. If you had pullets and cockerels, which seemed to gain weight more quickly?
  3. Does what you feed your birds affect their growth rate? If so, why?
  4. What does it cost to have a processor butcher your birds?
  5. Total the purchase cost of your chicks, the cost of feed, and butchering costs. Then divide this total by the number of birds being butchered. What is the amount you have to sell one meat production bird for to at least cover these three costs?
  1. Log and answers to above questions
  2. At least 4 pictures (1 each week) showing the progress of your birds. Pictures can be the 4-H member weighing a bird, taking a ruler and holding it next to the bird showing the height and/or width of the breast, feeding or cleaning the pen. Try to make this a collage on one page.
  3. A “close-up” picture of the two birds (standing side by side) that the 4-H member is exhibiting. And a picture of the 4-H member in the background with the birds standing on a table. Make sure the birds are clean and the 4-H member is wearing proper show clothes. Would like these pictures on one page.

Exhibition Poultry:

  1. Picture of all 4 sides of the bird.
  2. One picture each of a fanned-out wing and tail feathers.
  3. One picture each of the head and legs (fairly close up).
  4. Pictures need to be close enough to clearly see the color and condition of feathers, head, and legs.
  5. One picture of the 4-H member in proper show clothes holding their bird.

Showmanship:

  1. Junior – prepare a one minute video presentation on your exhibit. Be sure to wear show clothes and have your bird clean. Demonstrate holding your bird, taking it in and out of the cage, identify parts of your bird, talk about where the breed originated, what do you like about the breed, is your bird a cock/cockerel/hen/or pullet, (what do those terms mean), how long does it take for a chick egg to hatch/a duck egg/a turkey egg, what do you feed your bird, identify parts of the wing, etc.
  2. Intermediate – prepare a two minute video presentation on your exhibit. Be sure to wear show clothes and have your bird clean. Demonstrate proper handling of your bird. You can cover some of the same topics as the Junior class but be more specific and use proper terms, talk about common parasites / diseases and how to prevent or get rid of them, what is unique about the breed you are exhibiting, what class is your bird in, what other breeds are in that class, what is the difference between a defect and a disqualification, does your bird have any defects, what are common defects or disqualifications for the breed you have, etc.
  3. Senior – prepare a three minute video presentation on your exhibit. Be sure to wear show clothes and have your bird clean. Demonstrate proper handling of your bird. You can cover some of the same topics as the Intermediate group but be more detailed. You can talk about hatching and using an incubator; proper procedures for raising chicks; how to select an exhibition bird / meat pen birds / laying production birds. You can evaluate your bird according to the Standard of Perfection.
  4. Premier – prepare a three minute video presentation on your exhibit. Be sure to wear show clothes and have your bird clean. Wow the judge with your poultry knowledge; be creative.

Awards:

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Refer to this year's Franklin County 4-H Rulebook plus the Rulebook Supplement (every other year) for complete project information.
These documents can be found on the 4-H Project Page under the related files, or by contacting your club leader or the Purdue Extension Franklin County Office.

See related files (below) for project related forms. 

Project Completion: Franklin County 4-H Project Record Sheet or 2 Activities in the Project Manual

Read all 4-H General Rules, Livestock General Rules, 4-H Livestock Auction Rules and Showmanship Rules

Refer to this year's Franklin County 4-H Rulebook plus the Rulebook Supplement (every other year) for complete project information.
These documents can be found on the 4-H Project Page under the related files, or by contacting your club leader or the Purdue Extension Franklin County Office.

See related files (below) for project related forms.

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