Poultry

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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Poultry

Publications

Publication

This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.

Publication

This publication details two recommended broiler feeding programs as well as one recommended turkey feeding program for successful show birds.

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This book explains how to produce high-quality flight quail that perform like wild bobwhite quail in the field.

Programs

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Program

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.

Program

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

Courses

Course

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

Course

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.

All Resources on Poultry

  • Publication

    The Teacher Toolkit for the Poultry Evaluation is a bundle designed to provide a Poultry Evaluation CDE team with the curriculum resources they need to be successful.

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    This manual includes full-color photos. Includes guidelines for uniform application of the U.S. Department of Agriculture classes, standards, and grades of poultry.

  • Publication

    This discusses information to serve as an aid in teaching both beginning and experienced egg graders the correct interpretation and application of US standards, grades, and weight classes for shell eggs.

  • Publication

    This publication is a plan for creating a simple brooding unit for classroom use.

  • Publication

    This comprehensive guide provides detailed information on how to maintain the quality during incubation to ensure a maximum hatch.

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    This publication is a checklist for your egg-to-chick project.

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    This publication contains FAQs and steps for building your own egg candler.

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    This publication details the steps to incubate a chicken embryo outside of an egg.

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    This publication details the steps to building your own egg incubator.

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    This publication guides you through the steps of creating a 21-day embryo set.

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