Picking up mortality. Checking and adjusting ventilation and temperature, 3-5 times daily. Checking water pressure and feedlineto make sure everything works properly, typical maintenance.
Remove manure and complete blow down of barn. Remove leftover feed. Generally takes 1 day per barn, pending barn size. Pressure wash whole interior and equipment with soap and hot water, then disinfect whole barn. Generally 1 day per barn. Set up barn with fresh straw or shavings, lower feed and water lines and adjust level for new chicks. Generally 1 day per barn.
Most farms get every other weekend off during the flock (12 days on, 2 days off) but is negotiable. Each flock is an eight week cycle. Either 32-34 days in, 22-24 days for clean out if growing small birds (1.70kgs) or 40-42 days in and 14-16 days for clean out for big birds(2.25kgs).
Typical farm sizes in Southern Alberta are 40000 to 120000 birds.