Poultry Chickens III – Sign of ill – health in Chicken (Primary 6)

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

 

AGRICULTURE 

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES 

THIRD TERM 

WEEK 5

PRIMARY 6

THEME: AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

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

TOPIC: POULTRY CHICKEN – SIGN OF ILL – HEALTH IN CHICKEN 

LEARNING AREA 

1. Sign of Chicken ill Health

2. General Control Measures

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor):

1. list five sign of chicken ill-health;

2. mention five general control measure.

 

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 sick chickens.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING

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

A disease can spread rapidly among chickens like any other farm animals because they are usually kept together in a cage, sharing the food and water trough.

This makes it easy for disease to spread from the sick and infect the healthy chickens.

 

 

SIGNS OF ILL – HEALTH IN CHICKEN

The most common signs of ill in chicken include:

1. Roughened feathers,

2. Discharge from the nostril

3. Mucorish discharge

4. Coughing

5. Sneezing

6. Weakness

7. Loss of appetite

8. Loss of weight

9. Dullness

10. Reduction in egg production among layers

11. Retarded growth

12. Chicken huddle together and drop as if the birds are feeling cold

13. Chickens standing with their eyes closed,

14. Presence of scores on wattles and combs.

15. Reduced feed intake

16. Reduced water intake

17. Low egg production

 

LESSON TWO

 

GENERAL DISEASE CONTROL PRACTICES

The following can only be used as guidelines for disease control, for proper disease diagnosis and treatment, consult the veterinarian.

1. Don’t overcrowd brooders

2. Adequate ventilation

3. Feed must be of good quality

4. Give clean water ad-lib

5. Don’t mix young and older birds

6. Clean poultry house

7. Dispose of dead birds quickly and isolate sick ones

8. Provide disinfectant at entrance to house

 

Antibiotics should never be used to replace good management and should be used on prescription by a veterinarian.

 

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 – signs ill-health chicken;

3. Guides class discussion on sign of chicken ill-health and general control measure;

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

4. Invites veterinarian (animal doctor) to speak on the sign of ill health and control measures.

Pupil’s Activities – Listen to the guest speaker, ask and answer questions.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – (farm record).

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to:

1. list five signs of chicken ill – health;

2. mention five general control measure.

 

 

 

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