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Breeding and Market Poultry and Fowl

The poultry project is designed to help you learn about chickens, turkeys and other poultry. Through your work in this project, you will acquire an understanding of scientific poultry management and marketing practices. You will gain business experiences and insight is not the values and principles of purchasing, marketing, financial record keeping and obtaining credit.

Starting Out
Beginner 
  • Learn about poultry
  • How to produce a safe, wholesome product
  • Identify the parts of a chicken, duck, goose, turkey
  • Different types of feed
  • Evaluating poultry
  • Learn about nutritional requirements for poultry
  • Learn about a chicken’s digestive system
  • Identifying common poultry diseases
  • Learn how to keep records
  • Learn how to assume responsibility

Learning More
Intermediate 
  • Investigate technology’s impact on poultry production
  • Exhibit animal on tour, achievement day or at a fair
  • Purchase, feed and care for birds
  • Evaluate project with leader
  • Learn about goal setting
  • Gain knowledge of sound management practices
  • Develop sportsmanship
  • Develop public speaking skills

Exploring Depth
Advanced 
  • How to deal with current issues relating to raising poultry
  • Gain leadership skills by helping others learn about poultry
  • Explore career opportunities in the poultry industry
  • Build lifelong friendship
  • Raising your own birds

Poultry Diseases

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Information

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Information (Colorado Department of Agriculture Website)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in U.S.

Recommended Practices to Minimize Avian Influenza Transmission

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Update

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreak in U.S.

Resources

Link to the Project Information Page

Link to E-Record Book

Online Manuals

Link to Online Project Manuals

Online Manuals Include:

  • Poultry - Raising Fancy Poultry
  • Poultry - Raising Broilers
  • Poultry - Raising Pullets
  • Poultry - Raising Turkeys Project
  • Poultry - Duck/Goose Project
  • Pigeon and Dove Manual