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By coordinator | April 18, 2018
By Keith | March 19, 2018

Ohio 4H Poultry Resources

Unfortunately, the poultry resource book is not in print again this year.  Attached is what we have been sharing for 4-H poultry projects to use as a reference.

Great list of links on great poultry topics here:  https://ohio4h.org/poultryresources

2018 Collection of Articles – Basic Information About Chickens

Ohio 4H Poultry Resources

By Keith | January 10, 2018

Poultry Resources for 4-H Members

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

By Keith | June 22, 2017

Poultry Rules Correction!

Please note that the Broiler Pickup date was wrong in the rules!

The correct Broiler Pickup date is July 20th from 4:30pm to 6pm!

By Keith | May 24, 2017

4-H Poultry Members and Poultry Owners

For 4-H members raising birds for show or fun, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) “Biosecurity for Birds” program has multiple resources available to help members learn more about biosecurity practices that can protect their flocks from infectious disease like Avian Influenza.

The Fair Season Toolkit focuses on educating bird owners about increased disease threats during fair season. It also provides great tips for youth and families to keep on hand to proactively protect their birds and, in turn, help protect all poultry in the U.S. from disease. Please share the information in the toolkit with your members and on any social media you may use to make your county 4-H families aware of practicing good biosecurity.

This program is committed to educating bird owners of all ages and with one or 1,000 birds, and USDA-APHIS would appreciate your help in getting this information to 4-H poultry project members.

Thanks!

Lucinda

By Keith | May 11, 2017

Reminder: Broiler Fee Due Today – May 11

Just a friendly reminder!

The Junior Fair Broiler project fee is due today May 11 by 8:00 pm. The poultry committee will be at the Junior Fair office from 6:00pm to 8:00 to accept the payments of 45.00 per each project. The checks should be made out to Stark County Poultry Committee. If you plan to drop off your payment before Jerry is there today place them in mail box outside Junior Fair office NOT the senior fair office so we have them by 8:00 pm. This is per our rules that no payment is to be dropped at senior fair office.
Thank you,
The Poultry Committee

By Keith | March 23, 2017

Poultry Update

Reminder – We highly recommend that you have your 4-H Club poultry project members register for an additional 4-H project, including their poultry project, just in case we have an issue in Ohio.

(1)    Pullorum Testing School Dates Set: Here is the schedule and registration information for the 2017 pullorum schools. Two schools are held in Ohio for people ages 18 and older interested in becoming pullorum testers, or if current testers’ certificates are due to expire. Please pass this on to anyone interested.

(2)    Avian Influenza Update – Ohio Veterinary Newsletter, Veterinary Extension: I copied the Avian Influenza Update written by Dr. El-Gazaar from the Ohio Veterinary Newsletter. In addition to giving an Avian Influenza update, there is some very good biosecurity information at the end of the article.

By Keith | February 6, 2017

2017 Youth Poultry Clinic

Clinic will be held March 25 at Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, Wooster. Registrations are to be postmarked by Friday, March 17. Space is limited. Jarrod Snell, Assistant Poultry Operations Manager, snell.41@osu.edu, is the contact person.

The link to this information is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page.  Lucinda Miller will be teaching a statewide Quality Assurance session at this Youth Poultry Clinic and also discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and Prescription Drugs as they pertain to youth with poultry projects.

March 25Bi-State Youth Poultry Clinic, OARDC, Wooster, Ohio (March 17 Registration Deadline. Space is limited!)

Registration form:

http://www.ohio4h.org/sites/ohio4h/files/imce/2017%20Youth%20Poultry%20ClinicBranded.pdf

By Keith | February 6, 2017

2017 4H Poultry and Sheep Opportunities

1.      2017 Youth Poultry ClinicMarch 25 at Fisher Auditorium, OSU/OARDC, Wooster. Registrations are to be postmarked by Friday, March 17. Space is limited. Jarrod Snell, Assistant Poultry Operations Manager,snell.41@osu.edu, is the contact person. The link to this information is posted at www.poultry.osu.edu on the Calendar of Events page.

There will be a statewide Quality Assurance session at this Youth Poultry Clinic. We will also be discussing the Veterinary Feed Directive and Prescription Drugs as they pertain to youth with poultry projects.

2.      The Ohio Corriedale Club is offering two Corriedale ewes to help a 4-H or FFA member start their own flock. The attached flyer is to be completed and returned to Jodie Duffy, duffyiy@msn.com,  Ohio Corriedale Club, by March 15.

By Keith | June 7, 2016

ATTENTION ALL POULTRY PROJECT MEMBERS

Here are the subjects for the essay for the poultry project.  You must choose one subject to write your 100 word essay on.

–  Poultry Production and Growing Birds

–  Food Safety and Preparation

–  Avian Flu

–  Careers in Poultry Production

Your essay must be turned in at the skillathon.  The skillathon will take  place from 1 pm – 3 pm on August 7.  Please bring your completed books and essay.  The skillathon will consist of 4 stations and a 25 question quiz.    PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE CHAMPIONS AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS!  There will be a champion of each age division and a reserve champion from each division.  Age divisions are the same as the showmanship age divisions.

REMINDER  – Broiler chick pick up is Monday, July 18, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm.  Please brig an appropriate container to transport the chicks home!

 

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