Poultry scientists use biology and chemistry to improve and manage the production and management of poultry for human consumption. They research the growth, development, physiology, genetics, nutrition, behaviour, and breeding of domesticated birds. They often work in laboratories but some poultry scientists work directly with flocks. They design feeding programs and new poultry products. They may assess individual birds to determine if they are fit for market and when diseases arise, they work with veterinarians to resolve issues and preserve the flock.
Attributes: organised, creative and committed
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Tessa Nash who is a poultry scientist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.