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Poultry 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £325.00Course Code: BAG208 CLD
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( M. Zahid, 30/12/2016 ) Q:

I want to know about poultry nutrition.Basicaly i want to prepare broiler feed my self.now pl tell me wether this course help me in formulating poultry feeds in different climate.

( 04/01/2017 ) A:

Hello and thank you for your question.

The course covers appropriate feeding for Broilers, but there is no section on preparing your own feed. It looks at what feed is required in the Starter period and during the Finisher period, including what feed to use and feed consumption for different weeks. The set task for the lesson on Broilers is below:

"Visit one or more poultry growers who specialise in brooders. Find out how they care for their broilers, including feeding, housing, and hygiene and health.

If access to farms is a problem - use the internet to find different types of “Virtual Farms” that you can use as examples; or you may research journals and reference books to find relevant information.You will then report on this in your written assignment, based on your own local circumstances, which is assessed and marked by your tutor". 

Please note that the course notes of each lesson provide background reading for the subject, but as in most courses, you will be directed to further independent research on your part, designed to increase your knowledge and skills in the Poultry industry. You complete the course by reading, researching and reporting and this method is a proven method to develop a knowledge for life, not a knowledge to just pass an exam.

( thomas tom , 03/07/2015 ) Q:

just wanted to find out will the course help me to pursue my dream of starting a broiler and layers farm after completing the course and be able to ruin it

( 03/07/2015 ) A:

Hi Thomas, you would certainly be in a better position to start up a business once you complete the course, though you may require further study in certain aspects. Lesson 4 on this course is all about layers and Lesson 5 of this course is all about broilers.

These are the topics covered for Layers:

  • Extensive (free-range) System
  • Semi-Intensive System
  • Intensive Systems
  • Housing
  • Deep Litter System
  • Feeders
  • Battery Units
  • Feeding the Laying Hen
  • Replacing the Flock

And this is what is taught about broilers:

  • Caponising
  • Brooding Period
  • Feeding Broilers (Starter Period, Finisher Period)
  • Housing
  • Hygeine and Health
( derrik, 09/11/2014 ) Q:

hi, will this course certificate be used in india for starting up a poultry farm? I am located in UAE do yourll ship the study material here?

( 10/11/2014 ) A:

Hello Derrik,


This course is designed to give you a good grounding for whatever future plans you have for yourself within the Poultry industry. You would certainly be in a better position to start up a business once you complete the course, though you may require further study in certain aspects. We send material all over the world if you purchase a correspondence option, but you also have access to your course materials online.

( Punja Choudhari, 09/02/2014 ) Q: I am planning build poultry farm for my close relative in India, can I request them sign for your coursce ? will it be help full to them India condition ?
( 10/02/2014 ) A: Hi Punja, Our courses are designed for a global audience so it should be good for your relative in India. If you like, you can ask your relative to email us at info@adlhomestudy.co.uk if they have any questions.
( Eng. Henry Kizito, 03/01/2014 ) Q: I see the study load is 100 hours. Does it mean that if I fully concetrated and allocated about 8 hours a day I can complete the course ii 2-3 weeks? Thanks Henry
( 03/01/2014 ) A: Hello Henry, Yes it's possible, however you do need to allow a few days for your tutor to mark your assignments. Remember that this is one of the key ways that your tutor can assess your understanding of the course as well as counting towards your final grade. By all means, study as fast as you wish to, but just make sure you do not rush handing in your assignments and waiting for feedback unless you are 100% confident that you are submitting your best work.

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Poultry 100 Hours Certificate Course

Poultry Course Online - A Certificate course where you'll learn to successfully manage your poultry either for commercial or domestic purposes. This home study course will teach you to manage poultry on a small or large scale, and for production of eggs, meat or young birds.

You will become skilled in all aspects of poultry care and management, including: terminology, breeds, nutrition, disease, layers, broilers, incubation, brooding, record-keeping, economics and marketing. This Certificate course is relevant to free range or other forms of production and may be studied for  commercial or domestic purposes. If your goal is to enter the poultry industry or to start your own commercial poultry business or simply to learn more about poultry as a hobby, this Certificate course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills needed for these purposes.  If you would like to know more about this course please contact  a  Course Advisor on +44 (0)1227  789  649. (9am - 4.30pm London time) 

Benefits of this course, why you should study this course?
use this online course to:

  • Develop practical understanding managing poultry on a small or large scale
  • Gain necessary skills required for poultry care and management
  • Enter the poultry industry
  • Start your own commercial business or for hobby/competiton purposes

This course comes with our FREE POULTRY Ebook.


Learning Goals:  Poultry BAG208
  •     Select appropriate poultry breeds for use in different production situations.
  •     Explain the techniques used in the management of condition, including both feeding, and pest and disease control, of poultry.
  •     Explain the management of poultry as layers.
  •     Explain the procedures for the management of poultry as broilers.
  •     Explain the techniques used in the management of poultry incubation.
  •     Explain the management of brooding poultry.
  •     Develop management strategies for a poultry business.


Lesson Structure:    Poultry BAG208

There are 8 lessons:

Introduction, Terminology and Breeds

  • History of PoultryBlack and white rooster in the garden
  • Terminology
  • Contract Growing
  • Regulations
  • Management Factors
  • Small Scale Production
  • Breeds
  • Classifying Fowls (Egg Laying Breeds, Meat or Table Birds, Dual Purpose Breeds)
  • Cross Breed Poultry
  • Sex Linkage
  • Brooders
  • Skeletal System
  • Poultry Husbandry (Stock Selection, Feeding, Watering, Housing, Health)
  • Turkeys
  • Geese
  • Ducks     

2  Poultry Nutrition                     

  • Digestive System (Gullet, Crop, Proventriculus, Gizzard, Intestine, Caecum, etc)
  • Nutrient Sources (Carbohydrate, Protein, Minerals etc)
  • Rationing
  • Palatability
  • The End Product
  • Modern Feed Requirements
  • Phase Feeding
  • Limited FeedingBeautiful burgundy and grey rooster
  • Consumption Feeding

3  Diseases

  • Avoiding Stress
  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Mycoplasmosis, fungal and protozoan disease
  • Non-infectious diseases

4  Layers

  • Extensive (free-range) System
  • Semi-Intensive System
  • Intensive Systems
  • Housing
  • Deep Litter System
  • Feeders
  • Battery Units
  • Feeding the Laying Hen
  • Replacing the Flock

5  Broilers

  • Caponising
  • Brooding Period
  • Feeding Broilers (Starter Period, Finisher Period)
  • Housing
  • Hygeine and Health

6  Incubation

  • The natural method (using broody hens)
  • The artificial method (using incubators)
  • Selecting Eggs
  • Storing Hatching Eggs
  • Turning Eggs
  • Managing a Incubator (Temperature, Humidity, Testing, Hatching)
  • Reasons for Poor Hatchability

7 Brooding

  • Heating
  • The canopy brooder
  • The infra-red lamp
  • The battery brooder
  • The haybox brooder
  • Feedersthree eggs on a plate
  • Drinkers
  • Floor Space
  • Rearing
  • Problems during rearing

8  Record Keeping, economics and Marketing

  • Growth Records
  • Egg Production records
  • Small Scale Business
  • Compatible Ventures (Manure, etc)
  • Preparing a Farm Business plan
  • Finance
  • Land Management
  • Analyzing the Market place
  • Developing a Marketing Plan



  • Distinguish between cross bred and pure bred poultry, being grown in your locality.
  • Categorise different breeds of poultry, including ducks, geese, chickens and turkeys; into groups, including:  
    • Egg laying bird
    • Meat/Table birds
    • Dual purpose breeds.
  • Explain the advantages of cross breeding poultry for two different specified purposes.
  • Label the parts of a chicken on a supplied unlabelled illustration.
  • Evaluate ten different poultry breeds to determine the most suitable breeds for three different specified purposes.
  • Label on an unlabelled illustration, the parts of the digestive tract of a fowl.
  • Describe the function of different parts of the digestive system of poultry.
  • List the dietary sources of different nutrients for poultry.
  • Describe the function of five different ingredients in specified poultry feeds.
  • Explain how rations of feed are determined for poultry.
  • Describe the feeding of poultry stock in a specified situation.
  • Describe possible dietary disorders in poultry.
  • Describe commercially significant pests and diseases in poultry.
  • Explain the treatment of six different pests and diseases in poultry.
  • Describe a poultry vaccination program for a specified property.
  • Explain the techniques for, and the value of, quarantine procedures for poultry.
  • Compare extensive (free range), semi-intensive and intensive production systems, in terms of:
    • management
    • production cost
    • product quality product quantity.
  • Describe different housing requirements for poultry.
  • Explain a commercially viable method of collecting eggs, used on a specific poultry farm.
  • Explain three procedures used in an egg production system which are critical to the efficient operation of a specified farm.
  • Develop a production plan for laying poultry, which includes details of;
    • birds required
    • facilities required
    • materials needed
    • a schedule of husbandry tasks
    • cost estimates.
  • Describe the brooding period for a typical fowl, on a specified property.
  • Explain how brooders are successfully fed, on a specific property visited by you.
  • Explain appropriate housing for broilers being provided at a poultry farm, as observed by you.
  • Explain how hygiene and health are managed in a broiler production system, as observed by you.  
  • Evaluate the successful management of broilers in a specified situation.
  • Describe daily routine tasks carried out in farming of broilers at a poultry farm visited by you.
  • Describe the process of incubation, as observed by you on a poultry farm.
  • Compare natural with artificial incubation methods, to determine appropriate applications for each type.
  • List criteria for selecting eggs for incubation in a specified situation.
  • List five different reasons for poor hatchability.
  • Compare two different incubator designs with respect to cost and application.
  • Describe the management of a specific incubator which the learner has inspected.
  • Describe the characteristics which distinguish brooding poultry from other poultry.
  • Explain how to create an appropriate brooding environment for a specific situation.
  • Compare different types of brooders.
  • Describe the operation of different brooding equipment.
  • Prepare a timetable of husbandry tasks from hatching to maturity for a brooding fowl.
  • Explain problems that may occur during rearing, including:
    • crowding
    • cannibalism.
  • Develop a checklist for monitoring the condition of a brooding fowl.
  • List records which should be kept by a poultry farmer.
  • Analyse purchasing procedures for routine supplies, used by a specified poultry farm.
  • Explain the value of different records kept by a poultry farmer, including:
    • growth records
    • egg production records.
  • List the minimum machinery required for a specified poultry enterprise.
  • Calculate the cost of production, showing a breakdown of the costs, of one marketable produce item in a small poultry business.
  • List factors which may be critical to successful marketing for a poultry farm.
  • Explain any legal requirements which apply to a specified poultry enterprise.
  • List poultry products being marketed in your locality.
  • Write a job specification for one member of staff on a poultry property.
  • Prepare a report on innovations in the poultry industry being used in your locality.
  • Develop a detailed poultry production plan.
  • Describe a successful marketing strategy employed by one supplier of poultry products in your locality.
  • Recommend an innovative approach to marketing for a poultry enterprise which you are familiar with.
  • Match credit to business needs of a poultry farm to develop the most suitable strategy for the enterprise.

This course is taught by:

tutor Vicky ProtopapadakiVicky  Protopapadaki
MSc (Distinction) Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare (University of Edinburgh), BSc Business Administration (University of the Aegean), Cert. Companion Animal Behaviour (University of Edinburgh ), Cert. Animal Use and Care (University of Prince Edward Island)

Vicky’s passion for animals led her to obtain her MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, despite her having a background in business and management. Apart from her personal experience with animals, she volunteers at various animal shelters around Greece and has done research on feline behaviour at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada and on primate behaviour at Edinburgh Zoo. She is currently researching PhD opportunities in the field of animal ethics and studying entrepreneurship for the purpose of creating her own charity for animal protection in Greece.

Other  qualifications relating to Poultry:  Diploma in Agriculture VAG001,   Certificate in Agricultural Marketing BAG304,   Certificate in Farm Management BAG104 

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.



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