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Historically, humans and poultry have interacted in many ways beyond owning chickens as farm animals. From domesticated fowl being used for meat and egg production to fancy breeds being shown in competition, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and other poultry are a huge part of many cultures around the world. In 4-H, youth in the Poultry Project can learn:

  • Caring for and raising chickens responsibly and humanely.
  • Best management practices used on farms and industry.
  • Value of poultry meant and eggs in human nutrition and how to grade eggs.
  • Showmanship and showing techniques; breeds and anatomy of various types of poultry.



Poultry is a national 4-H project. It features curriculum that will guide you through the project.
For more information, visit http://www.4-hmall.org/Category/4-hcurriculum-poultry.aspx

Poultry 1: Scratching The Surface: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-poultry/06363.aspx

Poultry 2: Testing Your Wings: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-poultry/06364.aspx

Poultry 3: Flocking Together: http://www.4-hmall.org/Product/4-hcurriculum-poultry/06365.aspx


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