Florida 4-H Poultry Record Book
Two children evaluate chickens at a 4-H poultry show.
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Animal Sciences
Record Book

How to Cite

Decubellis, Chris, and L. W. Kalch. 2019. “Florida 4-H Poultry Record Book: 4HPOR02/4H038, Rev. 9/2019”. EDIS 2019 (5). https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-4h038-2019.


The Florida 4-H Poultry Project Record Book is designed as a tool for Florida 4-H members to keep records for their dual-purpose or show flocks.  

The purpose of the 4-H poultry project is to achieve the following:

  • To acquire an understanding of poultry production by preparing for, purchasing, breeding, caring for, and keeping records on one or more chickens or other poultry species as a part of a 4-H project.
  • To be able to identify the types and breeds of poultry and employ efficient methods of production and marketing.
  • To understand the business aspects and economics of purchasing poultry animals, feed, facilities, and equipment for a poultry project.
  • To develop life skills and workforce preparedness skills such as responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship, development of a strong work ethic, and cooperation.
  • To develop leadership abilities, build character, and become responsible citizens.
  • Apply science, engineering, and technology skills to their projects,
  • Develop science literacy.
  • Pursue education and careers related to science.

Written by Chris Decubellis, dairy/animal sciences, 4-H state specialized agent, Florida 4-H Youth Development Program; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611. The original version of this record book was written by L. W. Kalch in 1979.

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