Poultry Chicken II – Types of Chickens and Selection of Housing and Equipment (Primary 6)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

AGRICULTURE  

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 4

PRIMARY 6

THEME: AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

PREVIOUS LESSON – Poultry (Chickens) I – Meaning and Importance of Poultry and Ways of Hearing Poultry (Primary 6)

TOPIC: POULTRY – CHICKEN 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Types of Chicken

2. Selection of Housing and Equipment

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and be able to –

1. list types of chickens;

2. mention and explain housing system;

3. discuss feeding of chickens according to the months.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned livestock production.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

charts of chickens.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons.

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant link – Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Agriculture Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION 

Poultry are domesticated bird kept by humans for eggs, their meat or their features.

Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. They are one of the cheapest sources of meat and can be kept by anyone, even at the back of the house.

 

 

TYPES OF CHICKEN

1. Eggs laying chicken

2. Table meat chicken

3. Dual purpose chicken (for egg and meat production)

 

SELECTION OF HOUSING AND EQUIPMENT

A. Housing

1. Concrete building

2. Wooden and metal cages/wooden shed

 

B. Equipment

1. Baby chick cage

2. Layer chicken cage

3. Poultry feather removal

 

 

LESSON TWO 

 

C. FEEDING

1. Chicks mash (2 months – 4 months, about 8 weeks)

2. Growers mash (2 months – 4 months, about 8 – 16 weeks)

3. Broiler starter (for meat producer only about 9 – 14 weeks)

4. Layers mash (for more eggs)

 

D. SOURCE OF DAY OLD CHICKS

1. Buying

2. Hatchery

 

E. HOUSING SYSTEM OF POULTRY KEEPING

1. Free range system

2. Semi intensive system

3. Intensive system

4. Extensive system

5. The fold system

6. The deep litter system

7. The Battery cage

 

REVISION AND WEEK 4 LESSON ASSESSMENT 

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Shows pupils charts or posters of poultry farming – chicken;

3. Guides class discussion on types of chickens; housing and equipment; feedings; source of chicks;

4. Pupils’ activities – Participate actively in class discussion on chicken rearing.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – (poultry – sign of ill).

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. explain the meaning of poultry;

2. method 2 ways of rearing chicken;

3. state 5 importance of poultry.

 

 

 

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