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Poultry Worker Duties

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This is routine manual work in specialized farming activities on a poultry farm.
Work involves performing a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled poultry related tasks in accordance with specific instructions or a well established routine. Specialized tasks are also performed in connection with the caring for poultry. Work is subject to general supervision through inspections and review of results of work.


Feeds, waters, and otherwise cares for poultry; cleans poultry houses, pens, feeders, water receptacles, boiler rooms, and sheds.

Keeps and checks records on mortality of poultry, feeding of poultry, and other information on poultry;prepares poultry for operations or inoculations; sterilizes hatchery equipment.

Repairs and paints sheds, barns, and fences; loads and unloads feed.

Collects and washes eggs, candles, and stores eggs in coolers.

Maintains proper lighting and heating for poultry pens and incubators; puts shavings in hens nests.

Performs related work as required.

Completion of the eight school grade; and varied experience in poultry farm work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some knowledge of practical farm operations.

Some knowledge of the feedings and care of poultry.

Some knowledge of the kinds and uses of poultry raising supplies and equipment.

Ability to operate basic farm tools and equipment such as trucks, tractors, and mowers.

Ability to make simple mechanical and carpentry repairs to farm equipment and buildings.

Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.



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