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Poultry Resources for 4-H Members

1 By Keith | January 10, 2018

Poultry Resources for 4-H Members- (4H Poultry Resource Manual is not printed for 2018)

https://ohio4h.org/poultryresources

 

4-H POULTRY RESOURCES FROM eXTENSION

Unless otherwise indicated, these articles from articles.extension.org/poultry are for use with 4-H poultry projects. eXtension is a national database that collects articles and videos from Extension experts around the country. To make the articles easier for Ohio 4-H members to access, they have been downloaded and collected here. Not all of the available articles are included here, but these are the ones most likely to be relevant to 4-H members. A handful of articles from our Ohio 4-H specialists are included too. Use the links below to download and print each article. There are a lot, but most of them are very short.

 

Interested only in chickens? The italicized titles below cover the basics.

For convenience, they are also available in this single document called Basic Information About Chickens (143 pages).

 

Selection

Deciding What Type of Poultry to Raise in Small or Backyard Flocks

What Type of Turkey is best for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks?

Which Duck Breed is best for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks?

Which Goose Breed is best for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks?

Chicken Breed Selection (Schirtzinger, McDermott – ANR-60)

 

Anatomy and Physiology

External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Chickens

External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Turkey

External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Duck

External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Goose

External Anatomy of Poultry Kept on Small or Backyard Flocks: Guinea Fowl

How Can I Distinguish Male and Female Chickens?

Comb

Wattles

Anatomy of a Feather

Avian Digestive System

Avian Immune System

Avian Muscular System

Avian Reproductive System – Female

Avian Reproductive System – Male

Avian Respiratory System

Avian Skeletal System

 

Poultry Production

Raising Chickens for Egg Production

Raising Meat Chickens in Small or Backyard Flocks

Raising Meat Turkeys in Small or Backyard Flocks

Raising Ducks Intended for Consumption

Raising Geese in Small or Backyard Flocks

Raising Guinea Fowl

 

Behavior

Normal Behaviors of Chickens in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Interactions of Chickens in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks with Other Species

Egg Eating by Chickens in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Feather Pecking and Cannibalism in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

 

Management

Biosecurity for Small Poultry Flocks

Transport and Care of Poultry

Predator Management for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Toe Trimming of Turkeys or Chickens in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Beak Trimming of Poultry in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Wing Clipping in Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

 

Housing

Small Scale Poultry Housing

House Design for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Ventilation in Housing for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Lighting in Housing for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Insulation of Housing for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Litter Material for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Perches in Housing for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Winter Care for Your Laying Hens (University of Maine): https://extension.umaine.edu/publications/2217e/

 

Nutrition

Basic Poultry Nutrition

Water Requirements for Poultry

Common Feed Ingredients in Poultry Diets

Additives in Poultry Feed

Mycotoxins in Poultry Feed

Feeding Chickens for Egg Production

Feeding Ducks Intended for Consumption

Feeding Geese

 

Health

Terminology Related to Poultry Disease

Common Signs of Illness in Poultry

Common Poultry Diseases

        Aspergillosis

        Avian Influenza

        Blackhead

        Botulism

        Egg Peritonitis in Laying Hens

        Egg-Bound

        Fowl Cholera

        Fowl Pox

        Fowl Typhoid

        Green Muscle Disease

        Infectious Bronchitis

        Infectious Bursal Disease

        Infectious Coryza

        Laryngotracheitis

        Marek’s Disease

        Mycoplasmas

        Newcastle Disease

        Pullorum Disease

        Salmonella Enteritidis

        Staphylococcus

        Sudden Death Syndrome       

External Parasites of Poultry

Internal Parasites of Poultry

Prolapse in Poultry Kept in Small and Backyard Flocks

Frostbite in Chickens

Use of Anticoccidial Medications and Vaccines in Poultry Production

 

Breeding and Hatching

Choosing an Incubator (Miller)

Brooding Poultry Hatchlings

Blood Spot Eggs Produced by Small and Backyard Chicken Flocks

Poultry Genetics for Small and Backyard Flocks: An Introduction

Sexing Day-Old Chicks on Small and Backyard Flocks

Sex-Link Traits in Poultry

 

Showing

Exhibition Poultry (Miller)

Bathing and Grooming Poultry (Miller)

Showmanship (Miller)

 

Human Health/Zoonosis

How to Handle Eggs Safely

Safe Handling of Eggs from Small and Backyard Flocks

Salmonella and Backyard Chickens

 

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