4-h

  1. BoyMom

    Starting 4-H with rabbits!

    My oldest son who is 5, will be starting 4-H this year and has chosen to show rabbits! We have the opportunity to get a Rabbit (maybe 2) locally from a breeder. The bucks are GTS New Zealand and the does are Chestnut New Zealand. And they have a litter coming around Valentine's Day. What are the...
  2. H

    Proper Poultry Showmanship (USA)

    If you have read my other thread Preparing for Poultry Showmanship (USA) then you are all set to understand the steps to poultry showmanship! Showmanship involves knowledge, handling, confidence, and care! Here are some steps I take to ensure a victory! Walking up the judge: Take your bird...
  3. H

    Preparing for Poultry Showmanship (USA)

    Poultry showmanship can be both nerve racking and exciting. Over my 8 years as a 4-H member specializing in poultry, I have perfected my craft in poultry showmanship and hope to aid others in the ring as well. 1 month before show: Choosing your bird: choose a bird that is light weight and...
  4. H

    Hanging Coop Bottoms for Poultry Show

    Hello, I am a poultry superintendent for a 4-H fair. Currently, most of our barn are large hanging cages, 92 total attached, half on either side facing out, and half on top and half on bottom. Currently the bottom cages are just open to the floor, while the top cages have a piece of metal as a...
  5. sarah4hchickens

    4h Cochins

    Is anyone here knowledgeable about Cochins and can tell me if these 10 week old pullets could have any potential for 4h and possibly state fair? One is mottled and one is black. They both have yellow feet. Also they are being lent to me from a local breeder.
  6. sarah4hchickens

    Black Cochin, 4h show quality?

    This is my 12 week old black cochin cockerel. He is missing some tail feathers but when they grow back do you guys think he would be a decent bird?
  7. sarah4hchickens

    Show quality chicken?

    This is my 12-week old langshan chicken (unsur of sex) that I purchased from Murray mcmurray hatchery. I was wondering if anyone thinks this bird could be show quality?
  8. MiniBirdsMi

    Looking for advice on becoming a poultry judge

    Hey everyone! I'm looking for advice from judges- from county fair to APA, full time to part time - your advice is welcome! I have always been interested in judging poultry showmanship, but unfortunately was never really involved in 4-h during my youth. I have called the local 4-H extension...
  9. TEaCup Acres

    Hi from Plant City, Florida!

    I am the chicken lady/goat momma of a bunch of little boys on TEaCup Acres. We have had chickens for a few years now, started with Japanese Bantam and now have a wide variety of backyard layers for eggs around the rainbow! We still need to get a pinkish egg layer and a dark brown egg layer...
  10. Suburban-nite

    Interest in starting a new flock

    We've been sheltering in place for 5 weeks as a result of Covid-19 spreading in our area. My spouse thinks it would be a good idea to secure our food source by starting a chicken flock. My kiddos joined 4H this year. My kids were introduced to chickens, and were so elated that my spouse gave...
  11. FFAForeverBlue

    Mystery Baby Chicks-- Any Help?

    Hi, everyone! As part of a project I am doing, I was given five mystery chicks. So far, I've discovered that I am now the proud mama of a white crested black polish and a partridge cochin! However, I am still baffled as to what my other three could be. The white one has blue legs, and started...
  12. sunny_bellyboo

    Info about d'uccles?? Also can I get some diagrams of any poultry anatomy??

    Hello everyone, my next show is still pretty far away. Here's what has happened recently: I re-enrolled to 4-H I'm only doing poultry this year I've decided on taking d'uccles I joined the avian team I've forgot most parts of a chicken So if anyone could give me info on d'uccles or chicken...
  13. Jraba1315

    Ameraucana Mixes

    So I am getting a Blue Ameraucana Cockerel (About 4-5 months), 2 Blue Ameraucana Pullets, and 2 Black Ameraucana pullets. I am planning on showing them (or some of my other chickens) through 4-H through my high school, but I was also wondering what breeds I could/should get to breed with my Blue...
  14. Daciaangela

    New Member - Looking for help!

    Hello everyone! I am a new member here. I have a lot of experience with mammals, but these are my first birds. A little history lesson about our adventure! We bought a house where our kids could raise animals for 4-H as I myself loved that program as a child. My son is just 8 this year and is...
  15. C

    Best barred rock?

    My 8 year old is doing poultry in 4-H and since I didn’t grow up with chickens I’m learning right along side him. We are s couple weeks out from the fair and are trying to decide which barred rock cockerel to exhibit. I know these aren’t “show” birds and we don’t gave a group leader so we would...
  16. CaramelKittey

    Need help with 4-H poster.

    Hi! Recently, I volunteered at my local 4-H poultry club to make an informational poster about chickens. More specifically about how to determine their gender. I have many questions about when spurs come in, when saddle feathers and streamers begin to grow and much more! I am also looking for...
  17. T

    Could i have some help with my 4h project

    hey everyone so for my 4h project i am taking vet science and i am doing it focused on external parasites. my leader suggested looking for just what everyone else may use to treat mites and lice. the treatments dont need to be proven im just reading it all over to give myself a general idea...
  18. CaramelKittey

    Bantam Chicken Harness?

    Hi, Honestly, I have no idea if i posted this in the right thread! If I did it wrong, I’m truly sorry. Anyways... Recently, I got 4 Millie Fluer D’uccles who I am using as showbirds and would like to walk them at my County fair, as well as my backyard. I am looking for a safe, comfortable, and...
  19. L

    Hello BYC Family!

    We have been showing chickens for about 3 years and owning for about 6. We live on a large farm in WV. We enjoy showing for 4-H and have begun a blog to help others who want to learn more about livestock projects with kids and 4-H. We have used the forums at BYC for years to help us with our...
  20. AltonaAcres

    Help Raising Turkeys

    Hey guys! Complex question here..........We ordered 4 meat turkeys which we hope to raise, show in 4-H, and hopefully sell at the junior market sale or eat for ourselves. Anyways, our chicken flock was recently diagnosed with Marek's. And, if you have Marek's, no showing for you! I know turkeys...
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