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Poultry-related activities provide a wide range of learning opportunities. There are several low cost poultry projects that require very little space, making them a suitable project for those interested in animal science but don’t have the resources to keep a cow, sheep or pig. There are also large-scale poultry projects (e.g., managing a breeding flock), but no matter the cost of the birds or the facilities used, they have the same learning value.

4-H poultry projects provide youth and their families with diverse learning environments – poultry are an excellent model to teach nutrition, physiology, genetics, record keeping, production and health management. Participation in competitive events teach sportsmanship, and character. Because a poultry project involves living creatures, it requires regular care and management developing these life skills in the participants.

Breckinridge County 4-H Poultry activities include the raising of poultry for meat, eggs, or sport. In addition, the club completes poultry related crafts and learns to cook different poultry dishes. Currently, the club competes in state level events such as Avian Bowl, Poultry Judging Contest, State 4-H Poultry T-shirt Design Contest, and much more! Both 4-H members and cloverbuds participate in this program, with monthly club meetings.