POULTRY PROJECTS

2024 Poultry Project Important Dates

February 15th, 2024 Market Turkey Order Forms due Pick Up Date ~ End of February/first of March
February 15th, 2024 Market Duck Order Forms due Pick Up Date: ~ Mid to end of April
May 15th, 2024 Market Chicken Order Forms due Pick Up Date: ~ End of May
July 6th, 2024 Breeding Poultry Pullorum Testing 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Fairgrounds
July 14th, 2024 Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF) Due - SUBMIT IMMEDIATLY AFTER RECEIVING LEG BANDS CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE FORM
July 15th, 2024 Junior Fair Poultry Show See full schedule in fair book

Poultry Project Resources: 

 

Chickens

  • Market Chick Order Form (Due May 15, 2024): Complete Online at go.osu.edu/JacksonChickenForm
  • Species Guide for First-Year Projects COMING SOON
  • Market Chicken Information COMING SOON

Ducks

Turkeys

  • Market Turkey Order Form (Due February 15, 2024): Complete Online at go.osu.edu/JacksonTurkeyForm

  • Species Guide for First-Year Projects COMING SOON
  • Market Turkey Information COMING SOON

 

Pullorum Testing for Breeding Chickens & Turkeys

Per Ohio Poultry Association and Ohio Department of Agriculture, Pullorum testing is required for chickens, turkeys, as well as non-waterfowl like guinea fowl, pheasants, and quail unless they have paperwork that they come from an NPIP flock/hatchery. In Jackson County, all of the market chickens, ducks, and turkeys ordered have come from an NPIP hatchery. They do not have to be Pullorum tested unless they have been co-mingled with a backyard flock. Ducks are waterfowl and are exempt from Pullorum testing.

  • The rapid whole blood plate test is only intended for use in chickens and other species listed above; NOT for turkeys. A different test must be used for turkeys.
  • Doves, pigeons and waterfowl are and have been exempt from testing in Ohio.

 

Breeding Poultry exhibitors should bring breeding poultry in and out on the day of the poultry show. Breeding Poultry do not stay at the fairgrounds all week due to a lack of pen space. 

 

OHIO STATE FAIR: 

4-H youth interested in exhibiting poultry at the Ohio State Fair should visit: https://www.ohiostatefair.com/p/get-involved/livestock/livestock-competitions.

Market and Breeding Poultry entries are due ONLINE by June 21st, 2024.