Youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for bird projects, including chickens, turkeys, ducks and others.

Poultry Clinic ParticipantCurious how many eggs chickens lay?

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to a gentleman on the other side. When the chicken asked, “What’s your name?” the gentleman replied, “Bond. James Bond. What’s yours?” The chicken responded, “Ken. Chic Ken.”

Seriously, if you’ve ever pondered the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, you’ll have the chance to try to discover the answer when you participate in a 4-H poultry project. If chickens aren’t your style, you could try turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasants, pigeons or coturnix (Japanese quail).

Come on! Don’t be a chicken! Be a good egg and give it a try!

Contact

For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:

Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator 
Email: ockertka@anr.msu.edu
Phone: 517-432-5270

 

 

News

  • Virulent Newcastle Disease in California

    Published on June 26, 2018

    With 13 confirmed cases of Virulent Newcastle Disease in California, poultry exhibitors should try to minimize disease risks for their flocks.

  • Biosecurity—as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    Published on May 17, 2018

    Biosecurity related to 4-H projects is a matter of high priority. Taking simple precautions will protect animals, members and consumers.

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