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4-H Avian Bowl Competition

July 16, 2020 – virtual

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.

Virtual Avian Bowl

More information is coming about this year’s virtual Avian Bow.

Check out this Quick Start Guide for QuizBowl PRO.


3841 Inwood Road, Raleigh 27603

Avian Bowl will be held July 17, 2020 after Poultry Judging (which begins at 10 a.m.) and lunch. Avian Bowl will be held at the Poultry Teaching Unit, 3841 Inwood Road (off of Lake Wheeler Road – across from The Point Church), Raleigh, NC  27603.

Update: please see information, above, about virtual Avian Bowl.

Submit 20 Questions by July 3, 2020

Each Avian Bowl team is asked to submit 20 questions (based on the 2020 study packet) to Mary Fosnaught by July 3, 2020.

It can be good review for your team to make up the questions. If your team hand writes the questions, please feel free to scan them in or take a picture and email in this format.

Each question should include the following 4 pieces of information:

  • Category: Raising waterfowl, Avian systems, Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets, Breeds, Varieties, and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, Americans and Asiatics), Eggcyclopedia (Curdling through It’s All in an Egg), Ratites (All), Commercial Poultry Industry (All), and Embryology (Parts of the Egg) through Candling
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice, True/False, or Spelling
  • Correct Answer
  • County & Team that submitted

2020 Registration

Registration for the 2020 State-level 4-H Poultry Judging & Avian Bowl will open May 15, 2020. Registration will close July 3, 2020.

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National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual

Avian Bowl questions and answers come from the 2016 revision of the National 4-H Avian Bowl Manual published by Clemson University.
The manual is the recommended reference for participants competing in Avian Bowl competitions.

2020 study packet

All questions and answers will come from the following material in the 2016 version of the Avian Bowl Manual:

  • Raising waterfowl (Sources through General Breeding Management) – pages 26-30
  • Avian systems (The Feather) – page 43
  • Growing Blue Ribbon Pullets (All) – pages 57-65
  • Breeds, Varieties, and Strains (Introduction, Bantams, Americans, and Asiatics) – pages 69-73
  • Eggcyclopedia (Curdling through It’s All in an Egg) – pages 118-136
  • Ratites (All) – Pages 171-173
  • Commercial Poultry Industry (All) – Pages 175-176
  • Embryology (Parts of the Egg through Candling) – Pages 186-192

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