DAILY with flock on Farm When Covering Duties
· Shower into facility
· Read water meters and mix appropriate water-treatment solutions
· Pick up dead turkeys, record the number and incinerate the dead turkeys
· Read and record daily temperature and humidity readings.
· Adjust the height of feed and water lines.
· Check ventilation quality and make approved adjustments.
· Communicate problems and opportunities to the Brooder Hub Supervisor
· Roto-tilling caked manure along feeder and water lines.
· Launder dirty clothes
· Perform shower house custodial duties and yard maintenance.
· Hand washing starter feeder and starter drinkers
· Power washing buildings between flocks
· Maintaining foot pans daily at each house
SET-UP FOR NEW FLOCKS
· Build cardboard brooding pens as directed
· Fill and Place starter feeding and drinking equipment
· Clean brooding stoves with compressed air
· Light and test brooding heaters (LPG)
· Check water and gas lines for leaks
· “Place” Poults on poult placement days
· Break down poult boxes and collect and dispose of poult box pads.
LOAD TIME PERIOD DUTIES
· Clean up the Shower house daily.
· Winch feeder and drinker lines to overhead position.
· Drain water lines and empty feed pans after houses are emptied.
· Hang up hoses and electrical wires to get them out of the way of clean-out tractors.
· Roto-till caked manure as needed.
FARM SECURITY DUTIES
· Notify Supervisor or Butterball Flock Supervisor of any high mortality (dead turkey number) power-failure, or storm damage immediately.
· Learn to operate Tractor PTO Generator for Emergency power supply.
· Monitor Normal, authorized traffic and visitors.
· Stop and Refuse unauthorized traffic or visitors.
· Report unauthorized traffic and/or visitors.
Research Farm Daily Duties when covering the farm :
· Keep records of daily water consumption, mortality, temperatures, and any other research data being collected at the time.
· Pick up dead and incinerate them daily.
· Climb and read feed bins for accurate feed inventories.
· Roto-till with a small tractor and tiller.
· Operate the tractor and sprayer to wash buildings and/or spray turkeys in the heat.
· Set up and tear down fences inside the buildings when receiving turkeys and when they load out.
· Help maintain the grounds on the outside of the buildings.
· The turkeys on this farm are grown to 20 weeks of age and could weigh up to 50 pounds at market.
· Help tag turkeys before they load out to go to market
· Keep maintenance done
· Keep the grounds outside maintained
· Weed eating
· Rodent control
· Days off could be variable and some weekends would be required
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