Getting Started with Poultry


A Beginner's Guide to Raising and Showing Chickens is available at:

Some pictures of pastured poultry set ups (ppt)


Basic Brooding Tips                                                Hatcheries and Equipment Suppliers

Poultry Managemant Tips                                       Moveable Poultry Hoop House

Handling Market Chickens and Turkeys                     Game Birds and Exotic Pheasants


4-H Poultry Project and Record Book

Previous Ohio 4-H poultry project books have been condensed into one Poultry Project and Record Book for members of all skill levels. Use this book for these projects:

150CE Chicken, Exhibition (Fancy)

150CM Chicken, Market

150CEP Chicken, Egg Production: Hens and Pullets

150DE Duck, Exhibition (Fancy)

150DM Duck, Market

150GE Goose, Exhibition (Fancy)

150GM Goose, Market

150TE Turkey, Exhibition (Fancy)

150TM Turkey, Market

150H Helmeted Guinea Fowl


These books and other Ohio State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development publications are available from the Ohio State University eStore or from local county Extension offices, where Ohio 4-H club advisors, club members, and other Ohio residents get the best price.

If you are interested in doing a project not listed above, use the Self-Determined Project Guide to create a project that matches your interests.