Students will perform management activities that are required for the care of a group of poultry. Day old chicks will arrive soon after the semester begins and students will be responsible for all daily care including: feeding, cleaning, weekly weights, bird identification, moving the coops on pasture, record keeping, marketing and distributing the processed birds. Students who are continuing with the class become officers/TAs and present short lectures on related subjects such as diseases and nutrition, help provide instruction and organize the classes and activities.
Compliance with University and Farm Biosecurity Protocols is required as well as appropriate attire. See SPIRE for details.