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Jackson 4-H Poultry Education Workshop – Something to Crow About!

Jackson 4-H Poultry Education Workshop – Something to Crow About!

Do you know how long it takes for a chicken egg to develop and hatch?  What is the percent of protein needed in a feed to grow a chick?  Have you ever watched a chick hatch?

These are just a few of the questions that were answered for seventeen youth and nine adults from Jackson, Gadsden and Leon Counties who participated in a day-long poultry education workshop at the UF/IFAS Jackson County Extension Office on July 7.

Jackson 4-H Poultry Education Teaching Coop

Topics included Embryology (we hatched chicks!), incubation, brooding, nutrition, facilities, and safe handling practices.  Youth also learned about the many 4-H opportunities there are in Poultry Science such as exhibition, production and judging, the value of adding poultry production as a sustainable practice, safe handling practices, and about possible careers in Poultry Science and the Animal Industry.

 

Brooder display at Jackson County 4-H Office.

Poultry Education Workshop Participants

The new 4-H year begins September 1st   You may begin enrolling on August 17th. If you have youth who are interested in poultry, now is the time to get them started in an educational project that will grow their life skills and possibly lead to a career!  Enrollment is done through 4HOnline at https://florida.4honline.com

For more information on poultry education or any of the hundreds of projects available through 4-H, contact the Jackson 4-H office at (850) 482-9620.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/4-h/2017/08/14/jackson-4-h-poultry-education-workshop-something-to-crow-about/