Poultry Production

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The chicks' feed and water is replenished each day.
The chicks’ feed and water is replenished each day.

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Vontavious Harris makes a quick escape to the handwashing area after he had an unexpected "surprise" from one of the baby chicks.
Vontavious Harris makes a quick escape to the handwashing area after he had an unexpected “surprise” from one of the baby chicks.

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Junior Dwaynasia Webb shows the correct way to pick up a chick.
Junior Dwaynasia Webb shows the correct way to pick up a chick.

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The chicks' wings are just starting to produce real feathers, instead of down.
The chicks’ wings are just starting to produce real feathers, instead of down.
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Sophomore Jaylan Jones and Junior Dwaynasia Webb replace the separator in the pen to help the chicks stay warm near the heat lamps.

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Junior Antranice Burns explains how the digital thermostat controls in the brooder operate.
Junior Antranice Burns explains how the digital thermostat controls in the brooder operate.
Heat lamps control the temperature inside the room to a steady 95 degrees.
Heat lamps control the temperature inside the room to a steady 95 degrees.
Emmantavious Ivory explains how the heater thermostat system works in the brooder.
Emmantavious Ivory explains how the heater thermostat system works in the brooder.
Vocational Agriculture students work with their teacher, Mr. Utley, to clean and replenish the shavings in the brooders. Daily maintenance is part of the students' responsibilities in his classes.
Vocational Agriculture students work with their teacher, Mr. Utley, to clean and replenish the shavings in the brooders. Daily maintenance is part of the students’ responsibilities in his classes.
Sophomore Lekeandre Smith removes the spent shavings from the brooder and replaces the area with clean shavings to keep the chicks' pen healthy and waste-free.
Sophomore Lekeandre Smith removes the spent shavings from the brooder and replaces the area with clean shavings to keep the chicks’ pen healthy and waste-free.

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Vontavious Harris holds a baby chick.
Vontavious Harris holds a baby chick.