We have a variety of resources, both in-person and online, available for backyard and commercial poultry producers. The topics range from chicken egg and meat production to breed selection and biosecurity to curing and smoking farm-raised chickens, turkeys and quail.

Related Departments: Poultry Science, Animal Science

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Texas 4-H Poultry Project

What is poultry? Chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese are just a few examples of poultry. This project teaches members production and marketing by managing projects.
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This publication helps families interested in maintaining a small laying flock to produce eggs for home consumption. It covers housing, feeding and management of pullets and laying hens. (4 pages.)


This publication details the steps to incubate a chicken embryo outside of an egg. (2 Pages)


This publication contains FAQs and steps for building your own egg candler. (2 Pages)


We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.

The Texas 4-H Agriculture & Livestock Program provides a variety of unbiased resources for 4-H/FFA families, leaders and volunteers interested in youth livestock projects and agricultural advocacy.


The Pullorum-Typhoid (PT) Program seeks to control and eradicate the pullorum disease and fowl typhoid from poultry flocks in Texas.



This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.


Join Texas A&M poultry experts to learn what it takes to raise poultry for 4-H or FFA.

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