Our 4-H youth can work with breeding & market rabbits, breeding & market chickens, turkeys, ducks and/or pigeons. These projects deal with similar issues as our livestock projects but on a much smaller scale. Youth also learn about selection, care, and feeding of small animals, animal health, and importance of good record keeping. This gives them a well-rounded education about their animals and what it takes to raise them. All small animal projects require the youth to take the Youth for the Meat Quality Assurance (MQA) training that is provided each year.
Do you like rabbits? Do you want to learn how to raise and care for rabbits? Then this project is for you. It is suggested that you start with a doe rabbit and extend the project each year that you take the project. You will want to enroll in the fall to prepare for receiving your animal.
Starting Out, Beginner
Inspiring youth to:
Learning More, Intermediate
Exploring Depth, Advanced
Project Information and Tip Sheet
Animal Care and Housing Form(PDF, 102KB)
Doe Identification Form
Breeding Animal ID Forms Instructions(PDF, 239KB)