Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to work in poultry shed

1.1 Follow biosecurity procedures

1.2 Confirm work to be undertaken from work program and management

1.3 Follow enterprise work health and safety policies

1.4 Select, use and maintain suitable personal protective equipment

1.5 Select, check and maintain tools and equipment

2. Check and maintain shed and equipment

2.1 Check biosecurity procedures are in place to prevent entry of pathogens on personnel and equipment

2.2 Check shed and all equipment are clean, sanitised to required standards and maintained in working condition

2.3 Check that pest and vermin controls are in place, and maintain if required

2.4 Ensure that rodent barriers are in place and working

2.5 Operate and check lights, time switches and shed equipment

3. Prepare shed

3.1 Spread or place litter/paper as per enterprise procedures

3.2 Ensure litter/paper is clean & dry

3.3 Setup feeders, drinkers, heaters and other equipment in shed

3.4 Ensure that bird wires are in place and working

3.5 Install brooder curtains if required

3.6 Test watering, feeding, ventilation and cooling systems

3.7 Check and adjust lighting levels for day old chicks

3.8 Reset or adjust shed climate management system if required

3.9 Test alarm systems and time switches

3.10 Test brooders for proper operation and temperature control

3.11 Adjust time clocks

3.12 Install additional drinkers if required

3.13 Install additional feeders or lay paper & spread feed on it as required

3.14 Start heaters prior to chick placement to ensure brooding section is at required temperature for chick placement

Place chicks

4.1 Check that feed, water and shed conditions are adequate

4.2 Check shed and litter are at required temperatures

4.3 Carry chick containers safely and gently remove chickens from boxes and place on litter or paper

4.4 Check chick behaviour and health regularly after placement in line with enterprise animal welfare policies

Complete hygiene and administration activities

5.1 Clean and sanitise containers and equipment as required

5.2 Dispose of waste in line with enterprise environmental policies

5.3 Complete required records and documentation promptly and accurately