Small Animals

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Apiculture


This project involves the studying and managing of bee hives for the purpose of selling honey. Hives and bees must be the property of the club member. Members will use the generic record book for their beekeeping project.

 

Canine

Members learn to understand and enjoy the dog of their choice. They explore all aspects of good health and gain the knowledge to teach their animals good manners and simple obedience.

  • Canine Handling and Show Guidelines - A leader’s resource to help prepare 4-H Canine project members for safe handling, 4-H competitions, Achievement Days and dog shows. Every leader should have a copy of this resource.
  • Canine Leader's Guide - A guide to working with your 4-H canine project members. Help your members to learn health, manners, and simple obedience with their canine project.
  • Canine Project Guide - A member guide divided in sections for everyone from members who have no experience, to members who have succeeded in Canine training and shows. This manual will be used as a reference for all of the years members are in a 4-H Canine Project, from Level One through Three. Once members have completed Level Three, there will be Advanced Project Guides Stock Dog, Agility, and Advanced Obedience.
  • Canine Project Guide - Agility - Agility is a fun and exciting sport for dog and handler alike. It combines training, teamwork and fitness. It is a fast-paced sport in which a dog and handler work as a team to complete the obstacle course with the best time, and with the most accuracy
  • Canine Record Book – Designed to document the year’s project related activities, expenses, challenges, highlights and experiences.
  • Canine Creative Options and 4-H - Use this resource to explore options beyond your existing Canine 4-H Project


Cat

Calling all cat owners! Work with your 4-H club to learn all you need to select, raise, care for and train your cat. Members will need the generic Record Book or may be able to modify the Canine Record Book for their Cat project.

  • Cat Leaders Guide - This Guide shows leaders how to teach members the cat project through excellent learn-by-doing group activities. (one per project leader)
  • Cat Member Project Guide, Level 1- Members in Level 1 will learn basics of keeping cat, including selection, breed identification, parts identification, handling, grooming, showing, budgeting, identifying parasites, controlling fleas and spaying.
  • Cat Member Project Guide, Level 2 - This guide features further exploration into breeds, as well as cat senses, shows, tricks, signs of illness and health, emergency situations, feeding, and traveling with a cat.
  • Cat Member Project Guide, Level 3 - Youth explore veterinary procedures, body systems, diseases, reproduction, genetics, older cat needs, behavior, showmanship, community laws, animal welfare and personal strengths.

(this resource is not available in an electronic format but a print copy can be ordered from the Provincial 4‑H Office.)

Pet

A new project for members who want to be the one to raise their non-traditional family pet, whether it be a salamander, a turtle or a gecko! This project will help members to learn to select, care for and train their pet, and share their experience with other 4-H members. Members will need the generic Record Book or may be able to modify the Canine Record book to suit their pet project.

  • Pet Leaders Guide – Aids leaders in helping to teach project material to members using interactive, learn-to-do activities.
  • Pet Member Project Guide, Level 1- This introductory level of Pet project material addresses pet selection, body part identification, handling, housing and daily needs.
  • Pet Member Project Guide, Level 2 - Members will meet new challenges and activities related to pets, including records, pet behaviour, supplies, and nutrition.
  • Pet Member Project Guide, Level 3 - Members in this manual are encouraged to take a more leadership role in their project. Caring for a litter, genetics, and breeding are also covered.

(this resource is not available in an electronic format but a print copy can be ordered from the Provincial 4‑H Office.)

Poultry

Members of the Poultry project raise laying hens, broilers or turkeys. They learn the basics of breeding, feeding and management through raising chicks and poults.

  • Basic Poultry Brooding – A one-page industry factsheet.
  • Poultry Leaders Guide - This manual demonstrates how leaders should organize a poultry project, by using the supplied 15 group activities.
  • Poultry Member Project Guide, Level 1 - Members will learn about the basic level of poultry care including poultry parts, breeds, costs, and more.
  • Poultry Member Project Guide, Level 2 – This guide expands on topics explored in Level 1, including budgeting, pecking order, retail products, bone identification, carcass grading, health care and egg exploration.
  • Poultry Member Project Guide, Level 3 - This manual gives poultry members the chance to hone their leadership skills, including how to plan a judging clinic, exploring careers, processing chickens, conducting poultry games and discuss values and ethics.

(this resource is not available in an electronic format but a print copy can be ordered from the Provincial 4‑H Office.)


Rabbit

Members learn how to select, care for, feed, manage, market and show house rabbits.

  • Basic Care Guide for Rabbits – A condensed, 8-page overview on rabbit breeds, animal selection, housing, equipment, feeding, grooming and general maintenance.
  • Rabbit Selection and Nutrition Leader Guide - This Leader’s Guide shows how to lead a rabbit project in terms of breeds and health.
  • Rabbit Selection and Nutrition Member Project Guide - This manual talks about feeding and caring for rabbits.
  • Rabbit Management and Marketing, Leader Guide - Leader will learn to teach members the basics of marketing and management to both small and large scale rabbit operations.
  • Rabbit Management and Marketing, Member Project Guide - Members will learn caring for rabbits and how to provide a good product for the consumer.
  • Rabbit Housing and Health, Leader Guide - Leaders will learn how to run meetings, keep members involved and teach basics of keeping a rabbit.
  • Rabbit Housing and Health, Member Project Guide – Members will increase their knowledge, through activities and worksheets, in the areas of housing requirements for rabbits, as well as how to provide a rabbit with the best care.

(this resource is not available in an electronic format but a print copy can be ordered from the Provincial 4‑H Office.)