4-H Poultry Page
Introduction to the NH 4-H Poultry Project
The New Hampshire 4-H Poultry Project is an exciting and up-and-coming project that encompasses all types of poultry including, but not limited to, chickens, turkey, pigeons, waterfowl, guinea fowl, quail, and other poultry. Poultry can be raised for meat (broilers) or eggs. You can participate in the poultry project in many different ways- and you don’t necessarily have to own your own chickens! There are judging contests, knowledge contests and quiz bowls, showmanship contests, fairs, and workshops. Check out the resources below for some exciting events, activities, and resources in the 4-H Poultry Project Area.
New to the Poultry Project? Check out the NH 4-H Poultry Project Fact Sheet for more information and any of the links below! Also see the “Getting Started with Poultry” WebQuest for more information. To see if others in your county are participating in the Poultry Project Area, contact your county 4-H office by clicking here.
August 4-5 at UNH for 4-H members and friends age 13+; registration open now! To learn more click the above link.
- Upcoming Poultry Workshops Geese & Ducks (March 3), Raising Broilers (March 13), Raising Turkeys (March 20)
- New Hampshire 4-H Livestock Judging Clinic- April Info coming soon
- 4-H Animal Science Bonanza - January 2017, Walpole, NH
- National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference - November, Louisville, KY
- National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference: Avian Bowl Contest - November, Louisville, KY
- National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference: Poultry Judging Contest - November, Louisville, KY
- Southern New England 4-H Poultry Show and Showmanship Contest- April, Storrs, CT
- Boston Poultry Exhibition- November, North Oxford, MA
- Northeast Poultry Congress- January, West Springfield, MA
Forms and Policies
* If you did not enroll in the 4-H Program through 4-H Online you are required to attach a Youth Medical Care and Treatment form and the Youth Code of Conduct/Permission Release form to your 4-H Animal Intent to Show form.
* If you did not complete the medical form through 4-H Online you will need to attach a Youth Medical Care and Treatment form to your 4-H Animal Intent to Show form.
You may complete 4hOnline Animl Enrollment instead of a paper intent to show form. See link for instructions.
- 4hOnline Animal Enrollment Instructions
- Animal Intent to Show Form (formerly known as "4-H Animal Approval Form")
- Animal Lease Record Form
- What is a 4-H Lease and How do I set one up?
- Emergency Action Plan
- New Hampshire 4-H Policy Manual
- NH 4-H Animal Project Records
- NH 4-H Animal Requirements & Deadlines
- NH 4-H Enrollment Form
- NH 4-H Policy on Rabies Vaccinations
- NH 4-H Replacement Animal Policy
- NH Animal Health Regulations
- Have a Backyard Flock? Don't Wing it!
- Baby Poultry and Salmonella
- “Getting Started with Poultry” WebQuest
- Mississippi State University 4-H Poultry Manual Unit I
- Mississippi State University 4-H Poultry Manual Unit II
- Mississippi State University The Home Flock
- National 4-H Curriculum on Poultry
- NH Animal Health Regulations
- Penn State Poultry
- UCONN Poultry Pages
- UCONN 4-H Poultry Pages
- UNH CE Raising Broilers
- UNH CE Producing Your Own Eggs
- UNH CE Brooding Chicks
- UNH-CE Poultry
- Raising Exhibition Poultry eXtension Webinar (Recorded)
- Livestock Fencing Tips and Tricks for a Diversified Farm Webina (Recorded)
- Preparing Poultry For Show Webinar (Recorded)
- Predator Management with Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks Webinar (Recorded)
- Starting a County Poultry Show Webinar (Recorded)
- Parasite Control in Small Poultry Flocks Webinar (Recorded)
- Cooking Your Way to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Webinar (Recorded)
- Coaching a 4-H Poultry Judging Team Webinar (Recorded)
- Participating in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Webinar (Recorded)
- American Poultry Association
- New Hampshire Poultry Fanciers Association
- United States Poultry and Egg Association
Information in the many World Wide Web pages that are linked to and from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension pages come from a variety of sources. Some of this information comes from official University of New Hampshire entities, but much of it comes from unofficial or unaffiliated organizations and individuals, both internal and external to the University of New Hampshire. The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension does not necessarily author, edit, or monitor these unofficial pages and therefore cannot assume responsibility for their content.