Steuben County’s 4-H Small Animal Program focuses on the raising and care of poultry, waterfowl, rabbits and cavy (guinea pigs).
These projects are suitable for youngsters of all ages from urban, suburban and rural communities. Lessons include all aspects of animal management and the science behind it. Young people learn about animal care, health, nutrition, physiology, breeding, genetics, housing, behavior, record keeping and presenting themselves and their animals to the public. Some participants may choose to enter their animal(s) in shows and fairs or to produce meat and fur (rabbits), but neither activity is required. Students may be challenged by the many-faceted Rabbit and/or Cavy Science Decathlon, Avian Bowl, Poultry Science etc. held each year at the State Fair and similar exercises held in many counties. This is one of our largest programs in Steuben County 4-H and it continues to grow! If you have questions from how to get stated in the program to what species or breed may be best for you, please contact the CCE Office today!.
4-H/Youth Program Leader
Last updated January 3, 2023