How do i become a chicken farmer when i grow up?

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  1. Koopin

    Koopin Wish Granted

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    I need some tips on how to be a chicken farmer when i grow up. I am only 15 but have always wanted to raise chickens as a full time job, I want my own farm one day but am willing to work on someone else's until i have the experience i need. I want to go to college to but what do i go for? Are there any classes or groups you know thats not FFA? I plan on moving to Kentucky later on in my life, thats were i want to start my own chicken farm. Please leave me some tips on what to do, Thanks allot.

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  2. GertieBird

    GertieBird Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey, there! Working on a chicken farm would be a great way to learn the tricks of the trade. There are poultry science fields of study at colleges. Usually universities that have vet schools would offer at least a general animal science course of study. That's what I went for, although I had limited poultry classes. If chickens are what you know you want to learn about, I'd look for Poultry Science programs.

    Also you can check with your local cooperative extension office for training/information courses. Good luck!
     
  3. Promiselandfarm

    Promiselandfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Georgia has a really good agricultural program which has the poultry program. Do a search on which colleges have those programs. If you want to move to KY check the colleges there and see.
     
  4. chickensrfun

    chickensrfun New Egg

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    hi, i want 2 b a chicken farmer 2 lol message me if u get any good tips lol
     
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  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Auburn has a really good Ag program as well as a great vet school. Perhaps you could combine the two? I hear farming can be hit or miss. Being a country vet could be really cool AND you could still farm on top of it.
    (Plus Auburn is a fine place to go to school! War Eagle!!)
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  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    University of Florida has an Animal Sciences major w/ a specialization in Poultry Medicine.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd go work on a chicken farm for a summer and see if you really like it first.
     
  8. Koopin

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    Quote:I do like chicken farming, I had chickens, raised them changed there cages fed them, its one of the most peaceful jobs ever
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I do like chicken farming, I had chickens, raised them changed there cages fed them, its one of the most peaceful jobs ever

    Be aware that being a commercial chicken farmer is not very much at all like having some personal chickens... totally different thing.

    Just sayin',

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  10. lleighmay

    lleighmay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Virginia Tech (Blacksburg VA) has an excellent Poultry Science program. Good luck to you with your plans! :)
     

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