A poultry worker is responsible for the production of poultry products and the care of the animals. Job responsibilities of a poultry worker include taking care of the poultry including feeding and watering, ensuring the production of eggs and meat is up to quality standards, the spraying of poultry houses with vaccines and disinfectants, inspecting the poultry flock, collecting the eggs from the trap nests, maintaining records of the poultry and production of eggs from each hen, and the packaging of eggs into cases and cartons.
A high school diploma is required to be a poultry worker. Helpful job skills include ability to work without supervision, attention to detail, knowledge of poultry farming, ability to operate basic farm tools, and ability to understand and apply instructions given. The future job market outlook for a poultry worker is declining.