The Utah 4-H Poultry Program provides project areas in vast ranges for 4-H Youth located in both urban and rural settings. This program is for youth in grades 3-12, but not younger than 8. Utah 4-H provides poultry opportunities with Turkey, Broiler, and Layer programs. These programs are for youth who own/have access to poultry and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of poultry, how to care for them and poultry management. Poultry projects motivate youth to explore, learn responsibility and enjoy challenges.
Utah Jr. Turkey Show
November 2020 Dates: TBA
The Turkey project is one of the best ways for youth to experience a junior livestock project if they've never been involved before. All the poults come from the same supplier, and youth raise them from August - November. They participate in the harvesting and processing, and then have the opporutnity to sell their turkey to local community members looking for a Thanksgiving bird!
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A Broiler project exposes youth to the realm of poultry science. This 10 week project is ideal for youth in both urban and rural settings.
Backyard chicken projects often involve Layers. These are multiple breeds of chickens that produce farm fresh eggs.
To take your Laying Hens to the next level here are some resources that can help:
- How to Prepare your Bird for Showmanship
- What is Expected of the Poulty Showman?
- Discover 4-H Poultry Production and Poulty Showmanship Clubs