Poultry Farmworker

Perform duties concerned with raising poultry for 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 Farmworkers do?

Performs any combinations of following duties concerned with raising poultry for eggs and meat: Removes chicks from shipping cartons and places them in brooder houses. Cleans and fills feeders and water containers. Sprays poultry houses with disinfectants and vaccines. Inspects poultry for diseases and removes weak, ill, and dead poultry from flock. Collects eggs from trap nests, releases hens from nests, and records number of eggs laid by each hen. Packs eggs in cases or cartons; selects, weighs, and crates fryers and pullets; and records totals packed or crated on shipping or storage document. Maintains feeding and breeding reports. Monitors feed, water, illumination, and ventilation systems; and cleans, adjusts, lubricates, and replaces systems parts, using handtools. May cut off tips of beaks. May be designated according to type of farm or product as Farmworker, Brooder Farm; Farmworker, Chicken Farm; Farmworker, Egg-Producing Farm; Farmworker, Fryer Farm; Farmworker, Pullet Farm; Farmworker, Turkey Farm.

Should I be a Poultry Farmworker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Farmworker, Brooder Farm, Farmworker, Chicken Farm, Farmworker, Egg-Producing Farm, Farmworker, Fryer Farm See More

    How to become a Poultry Farmworker

    Most Poultry Farmworkers 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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