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
1. Types of Chicken
2. Selection of Housing and Equipment
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.
The pupils are required to already have learned livestock production.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools
All Relevant Material
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
1. Concrete building
2. Wooden and metal cages/wooden shed
1. Baby chick cage
2. Layer chicken cage
3. Poultry feather removal
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
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.
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.
- 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).
1. explain the meaning of poultry;
2. method 2 ways of rearing chicken;
3. state 5 importance of poultry.