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4-H Poultry - Other Information

The 4-H Leader's Guide for Poultry is a general guide of 4-H poultry projects.

4-H Poultry Production and Records is a series of suggested projects that involve the production of live poultry.

Grow Healthy Chicks is a series of ten information sheets that address problems that may be encountered while raising chicks.

Preparing Birds for Exhibition suggests methods of selecting and preparing poultry for exhibition in county or regional poultry shows and fairs.

4-H Poultry Barbecue Contest information is the basic manual that discusses the rules, awards and contest related information of the poultry barbecue contests.

Barbecue Planning Guide is a guide for determining the amounts of various meal dishes needed when feeding a poultry barbecue meal to large groups of guests.

4-H Egg Preparation Demonstration Contest is a manual for preparing for the Egg Preparation Contest. It includes procedures for cooking, presenting egg information, rules of the contest, awards available, and much additional information that will assist the 4-H contestant.

Careers in the Poultry Industry describes the types of careers available to anyone interested in the poultry industry.

Suggestions and Procedures for Conducting a County or Area 4-H Barbecue Program is a guide for 4-H agents and leaders for staging an area barbecue contest.

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Publication Number: P3934
Publication Number: P1150
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Chickens feed inside a fenced enclosure.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry April 20, 2022

Farm supply stores are full of cute chicks in the spring, and the sight of the fluffy baby birds, combined with future dreams of fresh eggs, prompts many people to impulsively start a backyard flock.

White chickens gather at a feeder.
Filed Under: Youth Poultry, Poultry April 18, 2022

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Keeping buffalo wings on menus is a supply chain issue that goes all the way back to procedures farm workers follow to protect the health of commercially grown chickens.

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)

Success Stories

A man standing inside in front of the Southern AgCredit wordmark on a wall.
Volume 9 Number 2

The 4-H Poultry Chain Project regularly receives generous donations from organizations across the state, but the project has never received a donation quite like Southern AgCredit’s pledge of $25,000 over 5 years.

A young boy throws a rope toward a fake bull with the help of an older man standing behind him.
Volume 5 Number 2

When FARMtastic makes its rounds over South Mississippi, residents, businesses, schools, and community organizations come together to ensure that participants have a great time.

A young woman with brown hair and a pink shirt stands smiling while holding a black and white speckled chicken next to her face.
Volume 4 Number 3

When Emma Grace McGrew became Mississippi’s 2017 Miss Hospitality, a year of exciting experiences awaited the former Prentiss County 4-H’er and self-proclaimed country girl.

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