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4-H Poultry - Other Publications

4-H Poultry Manual - Unit One is a production guide for the beginning 4-H poultry producer.

4-H Poultry Manual - Unit Two is a production guide for the more advanced 4-H poultry producer.

The Home Flock is the basic management guide for raising backyard poultry flocks.

Culling Hens describes the process used to eliminate non-producing laying hens from the flock.

Brooding Chickens and Quail is an information sheet that addresses the basic principles of brooding chicks until they can fend for themselves.

Avian Embryo discusses the creation of life process for the chick from conception, through egg formation and embryo development, and hatching of the chick. Information is also available for preparing several classroom experiments and exhibits.

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Publications

Publication Number: P0900
Publication Number: P1150

News

An illustration depicts a large yellow chick with a graph showing the number of Salmonella outbreaks since 2000 and includes text instructions to wash hands after handling backyard poultry.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Agriculture, Livestock, Poultry March 30, 2018

Baby chickens are so cute and cuddly that few people can resist holding them. Unfortunately, as public interest in raising backyard birds has grown so has the number of Salmonella outbreaks in the U.S. (Photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

More than 20 newly hatched chickens covered in yellow down bask under warming lamps in a large black tub.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Livestock, Poultry March 27, 2018

Some people can’t resist the latest spring fashions. Others plant flowers in profusion.
Then there are those, like me, who are highly susceptible to the cheerful chirping of newly hatched chicks. (Photo by Kat Lawrence)

Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry, Avian Flu August 17, 2015

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Almost 200 4-H members are planning to compete in the poultry project during the 2015 Mississippi State Fair in October.

Jessica Wells, a poultry science instructor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said organizers are limiting each exhibitor to visual presentations and just one bird for showmanship.

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