Youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for bird projects, including chickens, turkeys, ducks and others.
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!
Have you ever wondered if there is a way to see how life actually begins? 4-H embryology programs can help youth observe the beginning of life through incubating chicken eggs!
Hard work paid off for Alexa Lehr of Isabella County who competed in the poultry judging contest and earned high placings.
Cold weather is here. Being prepared and utilizing these tips and techniques will help your livestock stay healthy and comfortable throughout winter.
The Feed Critters lesson is designed to help participants creatively compare human food and animal feedstuffs while exploring careers related to animal nutrition.