Poultry Farmer

Raise poultry to produce eggs and meat.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$16,000 – $35,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Poultry Farmers do?

Raises poultry to produce eggs and meat: Selects and purchases poultry stock. Feeds and waters poultry. Cleans and disinfects poultry houses, cages, and nests. Places vaccines in drinking water, injects vaccines into poultry, or dusts air with vaccine powder to vaccinate poultry against diseases. Inspects and disposes of or segregates infected poultry. Collects, inspects, and packs eggs and selects and crates pullets and fryers for shipment. Maintains growth, feed, and production records. Arranges with wholesalers for sale of poultry and eggs. May hire and supervise workers. May incubate fertile eggs. May be designated according to kind of poultry raised as Duck Farmer; Poultry Farmer, Egg; Poultry Farmer, Meat; Turkey Farmer.


Should I be a Poultry Farmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Duck Farmer, Farming, Fence Post Driver, Muck Farmer, Poultry Culler, Poultry Farmer, Egg, Poultry Farmer, Meat See More

    How to become a Poultry Farmer

    Most Poultry Farmers 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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