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Organic Poultry Management

Course Number: 10090123
Credits: 1.00

Course Description

10-090-123 ORGANIC POULTRY MANAGEMENT...explore a variety of poultry for backyards or commercial enterprises. Topics include biology, health, feeding, eggs, housing options, processing plans and budgets. Compare organic and conventional management and business opportunities.

Course Typically Offered

  • J-Session

Length of Course

Course Competencies

  1. Assess trends in poultry production.
  2. Diagram poultry anatomy and physiology.
  3. Compare and select species and breeds.
  4. Acquaint self with local regulations.
  5. Explore equipment needs and costs.
  6. Create feed rations for various classes of poultry.
  7. Evaluate various poultry housing options including conventional coops, pasturing pens and backyard egg hutches.
  8. Explore egg production and management.
  9. Outline meat bird management and processing.
  10. Describe poultry health issues, suggest treatment options.
  11. Build a budget for a poultry enterprise.