The brooder crew is always busy at MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. Crew members are responsible for the youngest chicks on our farm so their work is intensive and important. We have two shifts per day.
Day Shift Hours-7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Night Shift Hours-2:00 p.m.-11 p.m.
- A typical day includes both work and communication with each other, maintenance if needed, and the opposite shift.
- Chores include walking every barn, washing waterers, checking feed, heat, and removing chicks that have died. The chores take about 3 hours.
- Crew members meet up when chores are done to discuss any maintenance needs and report the needs to the appropriate person.
- Each day is slightly different but after chores we might be putting chicks in barns, breaking down and cleaning out barns, moving birds from an A room to a B room, moving huns from room to room, bitting huns, helping with peeping, or moving older birds outside.
- Luckily, we have lunch at noon!
- The afternoon includes finishing morning tasks and making our afternoon check of every barn to check the well-being of our birds.
- Lastly, the day shift communicates with the night shift about what is complete or needs work. The night shift carries out similar work and is in the brooder barns from 2:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. The last check of the evening before the night shift leaves, includes setting alarms so that if the temperatures drop in the barns, we are alerted immediately.
If you would like to learn about our brooder crew and their work, please contact Brian Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).