Youth of all walks of life (urban and rural) are involved in the 4-H poultry program. The 4-H poultry projects are some of the most popular 4-H programs in Pennsylvania.

Project work is the backbone of the 4-H poultry program. Project areas are offered to youth 9 to 18 years old. Subjects include embryology, raising and rearing poultry, and poultry and egg consumer projects. These projects are what motivate youth to learn teamwork, develop interpersonal skills, build enthusiasm and enjoy challenges.

Poultry News

Penn State Poultry Judging Team Places Second at National Collegiate Contest
Nov 28, 2018
Team Member Katie Sondericker tied for first place individual overall; team also placed first in Breed Selection and Carcass Quality Division and fourth in Egg Production and Quality Division.
Gwen Bechdel Recognized with Received 2018 Carolyn Blum Memorial Award
May 15, 2018
Gwen Bechdel, Clinton County, received the 2018 Carolyn Blum Memorial Pennsylvania Poultry Youth Service Award at the annual Youth Poultry 101 Conference on April 28 at University Park. The award recognizes her outstanding service to youth poultry programs in Pennsylvania.
PA 4-Hers Have Another Successful Year at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
Nov 28, 2017
Nine 4-H’ers represented Pennsylvania in four different contest areas at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, KY on November 15 and 16, with the Pennsylvania Poultry Judging Team from Dauphin County taking 2nd place overall. The team placed 1st in the market poultry division and 3rd in the production hens and oral reasons divisions.