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Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry 20 Hours Certificate Course


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Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry 20 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £99.00Course Code: WEC007
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Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry 20 Hours Certificate Course

Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry Short Online Course. This guide for first-time chicken owners or prospective buyers is a brilliant introduction to the field. 

Over this course, you will become familiar with the intricacies of caring for chickens, recognising breeds, health and nutrition, health care, general management of a flock and industry services. Once completed, you will also be more confident handling animals in addition to having secured the theoretical aspects of the field. 

This course has been written by academic writers who have years of experience working with animals including poultry. The 6 lesson structure also includes a test at the end of each lesson to cement understanding and a final examination taken at a time to suit you.

Complete the course over a couple of weeks, or even as a weekend project.


Course Structure: Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry

Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Domesticated Poultry

  • A brief history
  • Keeping poultry – profit or pleasure
  • Chickens
  • Turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Don’t buy sick birds
  • How to help hatchings chicks
  • How to revive ‘dead’ hatchlings
  • Poultry products and uses
  • Value adding to poultry products
  • Concerns for human health
  • Lesson 1 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2: Breeds

  • Basic nomenclature
  • Categories of breeds
  • Breeds
  • Chicken (fowl) classification
  • Lesson 2 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3: Food and Water

  • Feeding for stages – starter, growth, maintenance
  • Nutrition during reproduction
  • Digestive system
  • Nutrients from feed
  • Water requirements
  • Favourite treats
  • Feeding fowls
  • Feeding turkeys
  • Feeding ducks
  • Feeding geese
  • Lesson 3 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4: Health

  • A definition of health
  • First aid kit for poultry
  • Administering medication by syringe
  • Common poisonous household products
  • General basic care
  • Common diseases affecting poultry
  • Parasites
  • Lesson 4 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5: Management

  • Housing and shelter
  • Managing waste
  • Environmental issues
  • Regulations for keeping poultry
  • Management procedures for breeding
  • Meat production procedures
  • Lesson 5a additional reading
  • Lesson 5b additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6: The Poultry Industry

  • Working in the poultry industry
  • Farm management – egg, meat or breeder
  • Lesson 6 additional reading
  • Review what you have been learning


Course Assessment: Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry

This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway.

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