Market Poultry Lesson Plans: From Egg To Animal
September 1, 2022
Raising animals is one of the foundational learning experiences for 4-H youth. Chickens are fairly easy for children to start with but there is a learning curve. This bulletin conveniently compiles all the information and resources needed to meet that curve as a club activity. Studded with multiple research-based lesson plans (paired with numerous hands-on activities), the 156-page curriculum thoroughly prepares instructors to build childrens’ knowledge of poultry husbandry at a Level 1, including maintaining a budget; identifying and managing the necessary equipment and facilities; understanding poultry anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health and biosecurity, reproduction, conformation and selection; preparing the birds for exhibition; and learning how to involve and attract sponsors.
Authors: Jeremy Case, Suzann Dolecheck, Scott Nash