Chick Grader

Grade baby chicks and separate healthy from deformed or diseased ones.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chick Graders do?

Grades baby chicks according to appearance and separates healthy from deformed or diseased chicks: Examines baby chicks for curled toes, blindness, misshaped beaks, discolored downs, and abdominal rigidity. Examines chicks for symptoms of diseases, such as bronchitis and navel infection. Segregates healthy from diseased or deformed chicks. Places diseased chicks in incinerator. May press beak of chicks against hot wire to remove tip of beak. May pack chicks in cartons.

Should I be a Chick Grader?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Asparagus Grader and Buncher, Banana Grader, Bulb Grader, Butter Grader, Citrus-Fruit-Packing Grader, Cotton Grader See More

    How to become a Chick Grader

    Most Chick Graders 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+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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