4-H Chicken Program


4-H Chicken Program

Chickens are popular with residents of Davis County. Many families now raise backyard chickens for the benefits of fresh eggs, being self sustainable, and providing an avenue of responsibility for their children. Youth that have chickens are able to exhibit and participate in a chicken show at the Davis County Fair in August. Youth ages 5 to 18 can bring their chickens to the fair and have them judged in the cage as well as participate in a poultry showmanship class/show. Poultry showmanship clinics will be taught this summer to teach youth how to present and show their birds as well as information on nutrition, diseases, and production. For more information about the 4-H Chicken program please contact Justen Smith at 801-451-3413 or e-mail justen.smith@usu.edu

4-H Poultry Showmanship Clinic Schedule

4-H Poultry Showmanship Clinic: To be announced for 2015

4-H Chicken Show at the Davis County Fair

The Davis County Fair will be August 12-15 2015. To download and print out the 4-H Chicken Show registration form please click here

4-H Poultry Resources

For direct access to the USU Extension Chicken website that has Avian Influenza educational resources please go to: http://chicken.usu.edu

Further resources:

Basic Selection, Nutrition and Care of Show Poultry

Preparing your Bird for the Poultry Contest

What is expected of the Poultry Showman

Organizing a Poultry Showmanship Contest

Information for the Poultry Showmanship Judge