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About the Poultry Project

Designed to help members learn about chickens, turkeys and other poultry. Members will acquire an understanding of scientific poultry management, marketing practices, and showing poultry. Members will also gain knowledge of the poultry industry and its role in agriculture and the economy.


All Poultry manuals can be accessed from the Colorado State website. Follow the links to the appropriate manual:


Poultry Project Resources

Follow these links below for more information, tools and tips for your poultry project.

Before you decide which breed(s) of chickens to raise, view the website below for information on many different breeds of chicken, including variety, class, type, origin, productivity, egg color and size, combs, ear lobes, skin color, broodiness, hardiness, maturing and behavior.

What to Expect at the Boulder County Fair

Follow these links below for information to help prepare your poultry project for Fair.


Donations for awards and supplies are greatly appreciated. This project needs your support to cover all the show expenses. Please donate directly to/at the Fair Office. Be sure to specify that the donation is for poultry. THANK YOU!

Running a Poultry Show is Work!

Below is a list of items that we could use during Fair.  If you can bring anything off this list – THANK YOU!

Paper towelsBlue painters tapeStamps
Clorox wipesRubber bandsBrooms (Bring for last day of cleanup)
Baby wipesPaper clipsShovels (Bring for last day of cleanup.)
Fly swattersCardboard (25” X 27” between cages in case of fighting birds)Wheel barrels (Bring last day for cleanup.)
Hand sanitizer Cardstock for sale signs

Poultry Barn Watch at Fair

Sign Up Genius (coming soon!) – Enter your name, check dates and times, click on “Save”.

We need your help during Fair.  We have a lot of visitors through the barn every day of Fair and it’s always good to have a poultry person on hand to answer any questions, give guidance, and make sure all the birds are safe.  Please sign up

Duties include:  Sweeping isles, checking water on all birds, keeping the birds safe, i.e. if someone is poking their finger through the cage at a bird – asking them to please be nice. Making sure no balloons or other animals enter the barn. Talking with the public and basically simply being a presence.

We are open to the public from Wednesday through Sunday during fair.  The barn will be closed to the public on Tuesday during Check In.

Thanks in advance for helping!

CLICK HERE – for more information on the Poultry Showmanship Workshop

Virtual Poultry Showmanship Workshop

May 5thRegister via Eventbrite

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.