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4-H Poultry Project

Program Contact: Jenny W. Loyd, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 574-1600 •

Poultry projects give youth the opportunity to experience raising a family flock! Learn about different poultry breeds, how to properly handle poultry, fitting and showing techniques, and more


  • Learn and apply recommended principles of poultry production
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of sound breeding, feeding, and management proactices
  • Identify breeds, types of poultry, and employ efficient Marketing methods

4-H Poultry Curriculum

Poultry 1 – Scratching the Surface
Poultry 2 – Testing Your Wings
Poultry 3 – Flocking Together
Poultry Helper’s Guide

Embryology 1 – Hatching Digital Download
Embryology 2 – Experiments in Poultry Science Digital Download

ChickQuest Logbook
ChickQuest Teacher Guide

National 4-H Poultry Resources
State 4-H Poultry Resources


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Member and Leader Publications

Available in the Extension office or online at

C0056 – Pigeon Chart
C0791 – Duck Chart
C0780E – Poultry Record
C0819 – Chicken Chart
EM080E – Poultry Leader Guide Introduction
EM081E – Poultry Leader Guide Level 1
EM082E – Poultry Leader Guide Level 2
EM083E – Poultry Leader Guide Level 3
EM084E – Poultry Leader Guide Level 4
PNW494 – Raising Ratites: Ostriches, Emus, and Rheas

Additional Curriculum

4H460 – National Poultry Judging Manual
4H460 – National Poultry Judging Manual Download

Livestock E-Quiz – This website was created by the University of Illinois Extension to help you learn more about beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, forage, and meats.