Game Bird Farmer

Breed and raise wild birds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$29,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Game Bird Farmers do?

Breeds and raises wild birds, such as pheasant, quail, or partridge: Feeds and waters birds and cleans bird pens and yards. Examines birds to detect signs of illness, and inoculates ill birds with antibiotics. Removes eggs from nests and hatches eggs in incubator. Clips birds’ wings to prevent flight. Trims bills of birds to prevent injury. Exhibits prize birds at shows. Crossbreeds birds to improve strain and develop new types. Builds and repairs pens and yards. Arranges with hunting and gun clubs, game preserves, or poultry houses for sale of birds. May be designated according to type of game bird raised as Partridge Farmer; Pheasant Farmer; Quail Farmer.


Should I be a Game Bird Farmer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Bird Raiser

    How to become a Game Bird Farmer

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