Most recent revision 2/24/2021*

*Please make sure you have the most recent version when training.

Revised by:

  • Phillip J. Clauer, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky
  • Casey Ritz, University of Georgia

With support from the 2020 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference Specialist Committee:

  • C. Ahrens, Louisiana State University
  • S. Barber, University of Arkansas
  • D. Bourassa, Auburn University
  • F. Bradley, University of California, Davis
  • C. Coufal, Texas A&M University
  • P. Clauer, The Pennsylvania State University
  • C. Dunkley, University of Georgia
  • M. Fosnaught, North Carolina State University
  • M. Hall, Clemson University
  • J. Jacob, University of Kentucky
  • K. Koelkebeck, University of Illinois
  • J. Lyons, University of Missouri
  • K. Macklin, Auburn University
  • G. Martin, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B. McCrea, Auburn University
  • A. Pescatore, University of Kentucky
  • C. Ritz, University of Georgia
  • B. Van Denburgh, Zoetis

List of contents:

Past Production Hens

Market Poultry

Market Eggs

Judging is a tool used to develop 4-H club members. Participation in judging and other competitive events helps 4-Hers learn to make and defend decisions and to speak in public. Poultry judging provides an excellent opportunity for 4-Hers to learn about live chickens and the basis of grade and quality of poultry products.

Image credits:  USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, The University of Kentucky, The University of Georgia.