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
June 21, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | Teens can take on important leadership roles when running livestock auctions.
June 6, 2017 | Michelle Neff | A basic understanding of showmanship, no matter what species of animal you are showing.
May 17, 2017 | Katie Ockert | People with backyard birds should be able to recognize when a bird is sick.
April 24, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Start your record book for your 4-H project animals at the beginning of the project.
April 11, 2017 | Katie Ockert | We hear about taking precautions to avoid getting salmonella when cooking chicken, but we forget it can also be passed along from handling our feathered friends.
March 31, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Adding animals to existing herds poses a certain amount of risk. Make sure to check off the important information prior to purchasing.
March 30, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Bringing home new baby chicks is exciting, so make sure you’re properly prepared for their arrival.
March 30, 2017 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects is a matter of high priority. Taking simple precautions will protect animals, members and consumers.
February 1, 2017 | Julie Thelen | Tips and best practices for preparing and handling biosecurity at your fair.
December 9, 2016 | Julie Thelen | New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requirements begin Jan. 1, 2017, affecting all livestock producers—including youth.