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4-H Home Poultry Flocks

The home flock program involves all of the practical poultry and Avian Science projects and the Standard Breeders project. The practical projects include brooding, rearing, laying flocks, broiler, turkey and duck projects. These are meat and egg projects which place emphasis on how to do things. The Standard Breeders project is a science project which emphasizes the why of things using areas such as genetics, physiology, embryology, nutrition and health.

Teen leaders and teen assistants are selected to work at the State fair Exhibit based on their outstanding attitudes and accomplishments at the county level.

NOTICE: The ban has officially been lifted on poultry exhibits at fairs in 2016.  Officials will continue to watch out for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.   Producers and 4-H members are encouraged to observe good bio-security practices.  If HPAI should arise close to NY and the risk seems high, poultry activities may be limited once again, so please encourage 4-H leaders to be thinking about alternate projects…just in case.

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Contact: Dana Palmer