Castrate cockerels to prevent development of sexual characteristics.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Caponizers do?

Castrates cockerels to prevent development of sexual characteristics: Ascertains that cockerels have not been fed or watered for specified period of time. Binds legs and wings or pinions birds with weights and makes incision between cockerel’s last two ribs or beneath and behind wings, using surgical knife or heated knife that cauterizes cut. Removes testicles, using forceps and heated knife or heated forceps.

Should I be a Caponizer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cane Loader, Cane Pusher, Cane Stripper, Cattle Brander, Cattle Dehorner, Cattle Dipper, Cattle Driver, Cattle Feeder See More

    How to become a Caponizer

    Most Caponizers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%283%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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