Poultry Course (distance learning course)

By: ACS Distance Education  16/07/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

Poultry Course - A sound foundation course for: home chicken raising and farm workers. Lesson Structure There are 8 lessons in this course: 1. Introduction, Terminology and Breeds o History of Poultry o Terminology o Contract Growing o Regulations o Management Factors o Small Scale Production o Breeds o Classifying Fowls (Egg Laying Breeds, Meat or Table Birds, Dual Purpose Breeds) o Cross Breed Poultry o Sex Linkage o Brooders o Skeletal System o Poultry Husbandry (Stock Selection, Feeding, Watering, Housing, Health) o Turkeys o Geese o Ducks 2. Poultry Nutrition o Digestive System (Gullet, Crop, Proventriculus, Gizzard, Intestine, Caecum, etc) o Nutrient Sources (Carbohydrate, Protein, Minerals etc) o Rationing o Palatability o The End Product o Modern Feed Requirements o Phase Feeding o Limited Feeding o Consumption Feeding 3. Diseases o Avoiding Stress o Viral diseases o Bacterial diseases o Mycoplasmosis, fungal and protozoan disease o Non-infectious diseases 4. Layers o Extensive (free-range) System o Semi-Intensive System o Intensive Systems o Housing o Deep Litter System o Feeders o Battery Units o Feeding the Laying Hen o Replacing the Flock 5. Broilers o Caponising o Brooding Period o Feeding Broilers (Starter Period, Finisher Period) o Housing o Hygiene and Health 6. Incubation o The natural method (using broody hens) o The artificial method (using incubators) o Selecting Eggs o Storing Hatching Eggs o Turning Eggs o Managing a Incubator (Temperature, Humidity, Testing, Hatching) o Reasons for Poor Hatchability 7. Brooding o Heating o The canopy brooder o The infra-red lamp o The battery brooder o The haybox brooder o Feeders o Drinkers o Floor Space o Rearing o Problems during rearing 8. Record Keeping, economics and Marketing o Growth Records o Egg Production records o Small Scale Business o Compatible Ventures (Manure, etc) o Preparing a Farm Business plan o Finance o Land Management o Analyzing the Market place o Developing a Marketing Plan Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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