Highschool Finals Project (Duck Farm) HELP ME PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by AnimalScienceStudent, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. AnimalScienceStudent

    AnimalScienceStudent In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2018
    So I am a highschool student in an animal science class, and for finals we have miniature projects about a farm type we have chosen. I chose a duck farm (specifically Buff ducks) and one of my mini projects is to make a list of employees needed to keep a working duck farm. Mind you this is supposed to be a huge farm that has lots of ducks in it, that you wouldn't be able to handle on your own. Does anyone have insight as to what kind of specific jobs/job titles would be needed on a huge duck farm.
  2. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    Live haul truck driver (ive done that!)
    Poultry hanger
    Lay productivity managar
    feed and water coordinator
    cylo operator
    waste management
    general manager
    General foreman
    Lead hand
    equipment operator
    forklift driver
    Duckling hugger (it would be me)
    quality controll manager

    Ive never been to a duck farm but ive been to huge name chicken farms and there similar

    a chicken farm of 50,000 plus chickens are run by 5 people

    The birds come to butcher age in 8 weeks and they only clean the open space "coop" once a cycle. food and water is pumped in the waste is left to collect

    Egg layers are jammed into mail boxes where poop and eggs fall out the bottom and wet soup feed is pumped along a troff that they eat from

    All automated.

    Way more work in a 1000 bird hobbyist farm
  3. happy duck

    happy duck Crazy duck mom

    Mar 24, 2018
    Small town
    My Coop
    You know I am kinda wondering about this too and one year when I was in school I made a power point of a duck farm. I am glad you posted this...cuz I am wondering too! If you have Q's about buff ducks...then I would be glad to help...as I have buff ducks :) !

    TSOWOATNKC Songster

    Jun 11, 2018
    I would highly recommend you contact Metzer and ask them for more information.
  5. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

    Aug 26, 2018
    Dallas, Georgia
    Excellent idea. I've contacted them before I found this site to ask questions and they got back to me within a couple of hours with great information.
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Makes ya want to go out and do a rescue. Jpat I don’t think this is what the OP had in mind.
  7. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    Iam lost but thats normal :gig
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Your not lost maybe it’s me, just referring to what you said about how those poor chickens are kept. Makes me sad. Factory farms should be illegal.
  9. CrystaBub

    CrystaBub Introducing Rosy and Posy!

    Mar 17, 2018
    Shenandoah Valley
    It makes me sad too. And this is why we get all of our meat from a local farmer now. They live very happy lives up until that one moment.
    LlamaGirl4, thumper650 and Miss Lydia like this.
  10. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

    Apr 30, 2018
    Nova scotia
    Worst part is poor labeling. labels can say anything!

    Local farms are awesome
    LlamaGirl4, CrystaBub and Miss Lydia like this.

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