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Holistic Poulty Specialist at Apricot Lane Farms - 13099

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Holistic Poulty Specialist
Apricot Lane Farms
10700 Broadway Road
93021 Moorpark , CA
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Job Description: 

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre organic and biodynamic farm located 40 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 miles east of Ventura in Moorpark, CA. We are looking for a talented and experienced Holistic Poultry Specialist. The Holistic Poultry Specialist utilizes biodynamic practices in combination with pasture/livestock rotational practices for over 1,000 birds in several different mobile coops varying in age throughout the year from 1-day old chicks to 18- month-old adult chickens. Equally as important to caring for the chickens is caring for the land and soil on which they are raised. The Poultry Program consists of four components: Layer (Eggs), Roasters (Meat), Turkeys and Ducks. All are run in coordination with each other throughout the year to accommodate for scheduling and space requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

● Assisting in the well-being/health of the chickens’/turkeys’/ducks’ and that their basic
needs are met.
● Assist with mobile coop moves during morning animal chores and other times as
● Putting up and taking down mobile fencing as needed.
● Assist with the deep cleaning of all poultry coops.
● Assist with the general maintenance of all poultry coops.
● Assist with making sure coop doors are shut at end of day (chicken safety).
● Assist with egg collection.
● Assist with the egg production of approx. 150-400 eggs daily which includes: hand
washing, weighing, sorting, prepping, and boxing eggs for sale.
● Assist with selling eggs to staff on a weekly basis.
● Assist with the preparation of egg boxes for market: stamping, etc.
● Assist with chicken processing.

Education & Experience: 

● Excellent communication skills
● Detail-oriented and well-organized.
● Passion for livestock/animals and the land/animals/ecosystem (especially soil!) ● 6+ months farm experience with livestock
● 6+ months farm experience
● 6+ months farm experience with Organic Animal Husbandry (Preferred)
● Animal Welfare Certification (Preferred)
● Experience with tractor (Preferred)
● Comfortable with G-Suite - Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.
● Must live within 30 minutes of the Farm

Application Instructions: 

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to

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