Curious how many eggs chickens lay?
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to a gentleman on the other side. When the chicken asked, “What’s your name?” the gentleman replied, “Bond. James Bond. What’s yours?” The chicken responded, “Ken. Chic Ken.”
Seriously, if you’ve ever pondered the question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, you’ll have the chance to try to discover the answer when you participate in a 4-H poultry project. If chickens aren’t your style, you could try turkeys, ducks, geese, pheasants, pigeons or coturnix (Japanese quail).
Come on! Don’t be a chicken! Be a good egg and give it a try!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Katie Ockert, 4-H Animal Science Educator
December 7, 2017 | Beth Ferry | Introducing the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Program
December 4, 2017 | Melissa Elischer | The Feed Critters lesson is designed to help participants creatively compare human food and animal feedstuffs while exploring careers related to animal nutrition.
November 8, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Hillsdale County has a true 4-H poultry science teen leader in Haley Lemle.
November 8, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Ever thought about raising your own Thanksgiving turkey? Here are some considerations on taking the plunge and raising turkeys or sourcing them from local producers for your Thanksgiving meal.
October 16, 2017 | Katie Ockert | It may be time to start thinking about your upcoming year’s animal science project and how you plan on paying for it. Use this simple plan to help you get a handle on what you can afford.
September 19, 2017 | Katie Ockert | There are several factors to consider when choosing poultry as a 4-H animal science project.
September 19, 2017 | Katie Ockert | There are several factors to consider when choosing a 4-H animal science project. This series of articles will outline what a particular species entails.
September 15, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Choosing the right 4-H project allows cloverbuds to experience and explore 4-H projects in a meaningful way.
July 13, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects is a matter of high priority. Taking simple precautions will protect animals, members and consumers.
June 28, 2017 | Frank Cox | Participation in a 4-H poultry project can lead to a major in college and a career.