Poultry Caretaker/ Production Assistant- Hiring Immediately
Posted: Tue, May 4, 2021
10-13.50/hr Harleysville job
Phone Number: 2674717336
Poultry Caretaker / Production Assistant (Year Round)At LHF we maintain a large (250) flock of laying hens year-round, broiler chickens which we raise in consecutive batches April through November, and a flock of turkeys each year for Thanksgiving. All of our poultry is raised on pasture and rotated regularly in order to have the healthiest, happiest animals with the smallest negative impact on the landscape. We are accepting applications for an individual who is interested in learning about and caring for our pastured poultry. Daily responsibilities include feeding, watering, egg collection and washing, and shelter rotation. Chores will require attending to poultry at dusk and dawn, so this position is a definite time commitment. The applicant would participate in setting up electric net fencing and butchering of broilers and turkeys. When not performing poultry duties, the applicant will be expected to assist with other farming tasks.
The Poultry Caretaker/ Production Assistant will work closely with the Farm Manager and Crew Leader, but can generally expect to perform their duties independently. Examples of some tasks include seeding cover crops, operating our ride-along transplanter, spraying biologic controls for pests, operating a walk-behind cultivator, and flame-weeding. On-the-job training will be provided for any task the applicant is unfamiliar with.
Previous experience working with livestock, especially poultry
Be willing to care for livestock and simultaneously assist with vegetable production
Lift 50+ lbs
Live on site (caring for livestock is a full-time job)
Be able to follow instructions carefully, as well as work independently
Previous experience operating a tractor with front-end loader
Have a valid driver’s license