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

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    Decreasing daylight and its effect on laying hens

    Published on October 1, 2019

    In the late fall and winter months, egg production may drop off due to decreased hours of daylight, but there are strategies you can implement to keep hens producing.

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