Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Any boy or girl who wishes to enroll in the 4-H Poultry Project must be 10 years old on or before May 31; and must not have reached the age of 21 on January 1 of the current year. This boy or girl must be enrolled in the project before May 31. The 4-H member may have chickens, turkeys, ducks, or geese as the poultry project. The chicks should be bought at a reliable local hatchery each year. The first-year member should raise one hundred or more baby chicks. The following years, the member should enlarge the project. In taking care of the poultry project, the boy or girl should have the following things to do: the member should sell the eggs and birds and purchase the feed; improve the poultry houses and equipment; and keep a record of the money spent on the flock and received from the flock. A record also should be made of the amount and cost of equipment such as self-feeders, water fountains, and other similar equipment and supplies.
Bonzer, Boyd; Lippert, Herb; and Weaver, G.S., "4-H Project Guide: Poultry Production" (1951). SDSU Extension Circulars. 549.