PROJECT MATERIALS (For Youth Ages 8-18)
In this series you will develop the skills necessary to care for poultry. You will participate in activities such as breed identification, preparing poultry for show, exploring an egg, poultry health and judging market poultry value. The resource material listed below is available for sale online at the 4-H mall
Scratching the Surface explores how to identify and select different species and breeds. You will learn the parts of poultry animals including eggs and feather features as well as feeding, handling, washing and showing techniques. Available through National 4-H Council.
Testing Your Wings explores how to recognize sickness early, identify parts and functions of a bird, how an egg is formed. 4-H'ers are also taught about judging, pecking order, selecting hens, feed tags, advertising poultry products, and preventing poultry diseases. Available through National 4-H Council.
Flocking Together guides older 4-H'ers in taking leadership roles, managing a laying flock, genetics, safe handling of meat and eggs, processing meat, poultry careers, and preparing for the work place. Available through National 4-H Council.
This Helper's Guide will help you support youth in his or her efforts to set goals and complete activities, as well as providing resources for the member's to use in completing the series. Available through National 4-H Council.
This activity book is for 4-H members ages 7-11. 4-H'ers will learn life skills, and science skills as well as skills in embryology such as incubation, preparing a brooder, handling chicks, and exploring careers in the poultry industry
This activity book is for 4-H members ages 12-14. 4-H'ers will learn life skills, and science skills as well as skills in embryology such as hatching, identifying parts of an egg, collecting data about embryos and chicks, and many others
PROJECT MATERIALS (For Youth Ages 5-7)
Exploring farm animals (Leader's manual)
Learn about farm animals by getting involved in hands on activities! This project covers horses, goats, rabbits, pets, beef cattle, pigs, poultry and dairy cattle. You will identify species, products, terms, and animal body parts, and learn how to care for and feed farm animals. You will also gain knowledge on how to work with animals safely. Several worksheets and games are included. Available through National 4-H Council.
Shares the health, nutrition, and care of small animals for you
to better understand them and their unique needs. This project is divided into three areas: Health, Nutrition, and Care. Each lesson plan includes an opening, hands-on activities, discussion questions, games, songs, books, and a parent newsletter, as well as an evaluation. Produced by Washington State 4-H.
A Guide to Raising Chickens
This paperback book targets youth in grade 5 and above as well as adults helping them with their projects. The book is a resource for both beginning and experienced chicken owners. It covers selecting a breed, taking care of chicks, eggs for eating, raising broilers, feeding and troubleshooting. Live drawings and photos. Available at National 4-H Council.
Your Chickens - A Kid's Guide to Raising and Showing
A children's reference book for grades 3-12 is written in easy to understand language that features information on selection, housing, feeding, health, behavior, and showing. A great resource for 4-H leaders, teachers, and first time animal owners. Available through National 4-H Council.
Poultry Learning Lab Kit - Ohio State University
This kit is developed for grades 4-12 and includes units on anatomy, breeds, meat & eggs, quality assurance, equipment & facility management and selection & evaluation. These popular kits provide the basis for interactive learning experiences. Kit components include posters, labels, statements, demonstration items, and charts. All posters, charts, prints and situation/task statements are laminated for increased durability with answer keys on the reverse side. Kit includes Velcro to adhere to identification tags, and zipper pouches for tag storage. Each kit is packaged in a durable canvas carrying case for easy use, storage and transportation. Item 4043K.
Poultry Learning Lab CD-ROM - Ohio State University
Based on the learning lab kit, this CD-ROM will provide you with interactive quiz exercises for study of: anatomy, breed identification, meat science, egg quality, quality assurance, equipment & facility management, and selection & evaluation. An Adobe Acrobat version of the Educators' Resource Materials Set is included on the CD-ROM. Works on Macintosh and Windows. Item 4054CD.