by Hamid T.
I have had many jobs in my life so far. One of them was hard and interesting. I worked on a chicken meat farm.
In the chicken industry, there are three categories for raising chickens. There are chicken meat farms, chicken egg farms, and chicken breeding farms. They can be in one farm or on individual farms. Mostly they are separated. As I pointed out above, I worked on a chicken meat farm.
On the chicken meat farm, the production house had to be washed and super sanitized. On the floor, we distributed wood scraps to keep it warm and dry. We bought one-day old baby chicks from a chicken hatching manufacturer. After they arrived at our chicken meat farm, we dropped vaccine into their eyes. We vaccinated them each week for the first month. We kept the lights on all the time and fed them 24 hours a day. This process caused them to grow up faster. We kept them until they were fifty days old and they weighed almost three pounds. Then we sold them to a company who prepared them for market.
In regard to the other chicken farm categories, I have a little knowledge. The chicken egg farms produce only eggs. Their eggs have no rooster sperm and are only good for food. After 17 months, the egg farm chickens are not able to produce any more eggs. The farmer sells them to a company that makes pet food because their meat is tough.
The final category is the chicken breeding farm, also known as the chicken mother farm. This type of farm produces the next generation of eggs for all the chicken farm categories. The farmer keeps groups of 10 chickens together with one rooster in one place. The chicken eggs that are produced in this process are then sold to the chicken hatching company. This company produces the chicks for all the farm categories.
Here is an interesting fact about birds. Did you know that birds’ urine and poop come out together at the same time? The white part is urine and the green or dark part is poop. On a chicken farm, it can collected and sold as valuable and natural fertilizer.