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Poultry Production Basic Overview

Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry

Poultry Production Basic Overview will provide an overview of the basics of poultry production and keeping a backyard flock of chickens.

Target Audience(s):

Individuals with an interest in keeping backyard poultry (suitable for individuals living in the city or country) and 4-Hers and FFA students


Participants will learn:

  • To distinguish between meat-type, egg-type, and dual purpose chickens;
  • Basics of raising poultry, from hatch to egg production and beyond, caring for chickens (vaccinations, biosecurity, feeding, housing, etc.);
  • Benefits of keeping backyard chickens; and
  • Egg and meat production for the family table.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 1

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 2.5

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Group Discussion
  • Numbered Extension Publication
  • One-on-One Intervention

Primary Contact:

Jessica Wells,


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