bringing back the poultry keeping merit badge

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  1. j egger

    j egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i'm a boy scout and I want to bring back poutry keeping merit badge that has been discontinued for almost 40 years. Of course I have to submit it to the national boy scout council but still. Can anybody help.[​IMG]
     
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  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea! I wouldn't know where to start. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Great idea!!!!! Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  4. j egger

    j egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, i'm a boy scout and I want to bring the poutry keeping merit badge
     
  5. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    That was merged into the Animal Science merit badge many years ago. You can earn that merit badge by demonstrating knowledge and skills with your poultry flock.
     
  6. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    Here is the portion of the requirements that apply to poultry:

    AVIAN OPTION

    a. Make a sketch of a layer house or broiler house showing nests, roosts, feeders, waterers, and means of ventilation. Explain how insulation, ventilation, temperature controls, automatic lights, and other environmental controls are used to protect birds from heat, cold, and bad weather.
    b. Explain why overcrowding is dangerous for poultry flocks.
    c. Tell about the grading of eggs. Tell how broilers (fryers) are graded. Describe the classes of chicken meat.
    d. Do ONE of the following:
    1. Manage an egg-producing flock for five months. Keep records of feed purchased, eggs sold, medication, vaccination, and mortality. Present your records for review by your counselor.
    2. Raise 20 chicks from hatching. Keep records of feed intake, weight gains, medication, vaccination, and mortality. Present your records for review by your counselor.
    3. Visit a commercial avian production facility. Describe what you saw and explain what you learned. If you cannot visit a commercial facility, view a video from a poultry association, or research the Internet (with your parent's permission) for information on poultry production. Tell about your findings.
    e. Define the following terms: hen, rooster, chick, capon; tom, poult.
     
  7. PineappleMama

    PineappleMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Considering the insane number of available badges I don't see why it should be any big deal at all for the ones who wish to earn a legitimate (for YEARS) badge... definitely keep us posted!!
     
  8. j egger

    j egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. EweSheep

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    Too bad they don't have one for Girl Scouts LOL!

    Way to go, keep us posted!
     

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