In the 4-H Poultry projects, participants will learn:

  • how to identify breeds and select quality poultry animals;
  • best practices for animal care and management;
  • safe and ethical practices for animal welfare;
  • showing skills;
  • how to promote the use of poultry products and the poultry industry; and
  • skills such as decision-making, getting along with others, self-responsibility, plannings, and organizing, and improving your knowledge of general science and technology.

Safe handling of chicks (University of Kentucky)

Risk of human salmonella infections from live baby poultry (Center for Disease Control)

Additional materials are also available at different state extension websites.

Information on specific poultry projects

YouTube.com videos:

Child collecting eggs