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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Fowl School

    May 18, 2024

Lorain County Fairgrounds

This fun, hands-on School is offered for all 4-H chicken and turkey project members.  Youth will gain knowledge and guidance from well-respected, state-approved, and local workshop instructors.  

Handouts from 4-H Fowl School

Bathing & Grooming Your Chicken for Show

Showmanship Tips

Meat Chicken

Parts of a Chicken

Shanks & Toes


Backyard Poultry Production Website

Click here to be directed to this website.  The website has the information needed to assist clients who have questions about keeping backyard poultry, a webinar from Dr. Timothy McDermott, fact sheet lists, a link to vets who see poultry, and the selling/washing/handling egg fact sheet as well.

Basic Information About Chickens

Unfortunately, the 4-H Poultry Resource book is currently not available for purchase.   There is a 143-page electronic resource for those who would like additional information.    This resource can be downloaded click here, for use at home or printed out for your members to use.

The Lorain County OSU Extension Office has put together this resource into a three-ring binder.  You may purchase this resource for $20.  Please call ahead to make sure we have your copy ready for purchase!

Poultry Resources for Ohio 4-H - Click here for a list of poultry resources that will assist you in learning about your 4-H poultry project and completing your project & record book.

Winter and Your Backyard Chickens - Click here to be directed to information on raising and caring for chicken during the winter months.

Predators of Poultry - Click here to be directed to information on this topic.

Ohio 4-H Poultry Website