Poultry (Chickens, Turkeys, Geese) Course Online

POULTRY DISTANCE ONLINE COURSE

Learn about the care and management of poultry

Learn to manage poultry on a small or large scale, for production of eggs, meat or young birds. This course covers all aspects of poultry production including chicken health and disease management, chicken nutrition and feeding,  production systems, managing layers, broilers, brooding and incubation and more.

  • Learn to manage small and large scale poultry and egg production.
  • Suitable for farmers, people keeping poultry at home and more.
  • 100 hours course, self paced study.
  • taught by practicing Australian vets.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction, Terminology and Breeds
    • History of Poultry
    • 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 Feeding
    • 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 an 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
    • Feeders
    • 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

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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POULTRY DISTANCE ONLINE COURSE

Learn about the care and management of poultry

Learn to manage poultry on a small or large scale, for production of eggs, meat or young birds. This course covers all aspects of poultry production including chicken health and disease management, chicken nutrition and feeding,  production systems, managing layers, broilers, brooding and incubation and more.

  • Learn to manage small and large scale poultry and egg production.
  • Suitable for farmers, people keeping poultry at home and more.
  • 100 hours course, self paced study.
  • taught by practicing Australian vets.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction, Terminology and Breeds
    • History of Poultry
    • 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 Feeding
    • 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 an 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
    • Feeders
    • 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

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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