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What is Avian Bowl?

Avian Bowl is a team quiz event that tests participants’ knowledge of a wide range of avian topics (think chicken quiz bowl!)

Avian Bowl is meant to make learning fun and stimulate youth interest in poultry. Use this 4-H Avian Bowl Quick Start Guide to get an overview of what is needed to put together a 4-H Avian Bowl team or read below to get more details.

4-H Avian Bowl

At this time, 4-H Avian Bowl is planned as an in-person event. If 4-H Avian Bowl is offered virtually, more information will be made available about the virtual platform that will be used. Check out this Quick Start Guide for QuizBowl PRO.

Event Date

Avian Bowl will be held on July 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in Raleigh, NC. The location on campus will be the Bio & Ag Engineering Building. Registration will open on June 1, 2024. Please submit questions and complete registration by June 15, 2024, through 4-H Online under events.


The 2024 4-H Avian Bowl will be held at the Bio and Ag Engineering Building at 130 Weaver Laboratories, 3110 Faucette Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607.

Submit Questions by June 15, 2024

The form to add questions is accessible through 4-H Online at the time of registration.

It can be a good review for your team to make up the questions. Please submit high-quality questions for your registration as they will likely be used in the contest. Please use the Google Form and include the section and page number along with the correct answer.

Each question should include the following 4 pieces of information:

  • Category: 1) Prologue, 2) Raising waterfowl, 3) Breeds, varieties, and strains, 4) Eggcyclopedia, 5) Raising your home chicken flock, 6) Squab production, or 7) Contributions of individuals
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank/Short Answer, or Spelling
  • Correct Answer
  • County & Team that submitted questions


Registration for the State-level 4-H Avian Bowl is open June 1, 2024, through 4-H Online listed under events. Registration will close on June 15, 2024.

National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual

Avian Bowl questions and answers come from the 2023 revision of the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual published by Clemson University. Each year, different sections of this manual will be selected as the material to cover for that particular year’s contest. This is known as the ‘Study Packet’; below is this year’s Study Packet:
2024 4-H Avian Bowl Study Packet

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2023 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

  • Prologue … pdf available online
  • Raising waterfowl (duck breeds and geese breeds only) … pages 24-25
  • Breeds, varieties, and strains (AOSB & Miscellaneous only) … pages 78-80
  • Eggcyclopedia (eggs from A-Z through Daily values … pages 103-118
  • Raising your home chicken flock (All)… pages 153-161
  • Squab production … pages 171-173
  • Contributions of individuals from industry, academia, and the government to the advancement of poultry science (1953 through 1962 only) … pages 215-217

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Note: The above study material came from the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual revised in 2023. If you wish to purchase a printed copy the revised avian bowl manual, you may do so through Clemson University for $15 per copy: 4-H Manual 161. An ADA-compliant pdf version will be available for purchase later in 2024  (March) – also at $15 each. To order the printed copy, the link is

Dillard Building
105 Klugh Avenue
Clemson, SC 29634
(864) 656-0281 (phone); Attn: Shannell Mathis (

Get more details about Avian Bowl rules.

For additional information, contact

Dr. Mary Fosnaught
4-H & Youth Development Extension Associate
NC State Extension
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5529