Poultry Farming. Keeping birds for consumption or sales

Subject :

Agricultural Science

Topic :

Keeping Of Farm Birds for Commercial Purposes and Consumption (Poultry)

Class :

Primary 6 /Basic 6

Term :

Third Term

Week :

Week 3

Instructional Materials :

Scheme of Work


Course Book – Basic Agriculture for Primary Schools Book 6


All Relevant Material


Online Information


Wall charts and card boards showing poultry birds

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have been taught Rabbit Rearing In their previous lesson


Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  1. Say the meaning of poultry;


  1. Explain the methods of rearing chicken;


  1. say the importance  of keeping poultry birds and chicken from sales or for consumption

Reference Materials 

  • Online Resource Materials
  • Various Textbooks on Agricultural Science Book 6
  • Lagos State Upper Primary Scheme of Work For Primary 6


Content :



Poultry are domesticated bird kept by humans for eggs, their meat or their feathers . Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world.. Other examples of poultry birds are turkeys, ducks, geese, guineas fowls etc




  1. Traditional method


  1. Modern method




  1. Source of income


  1. Provision of eggs


  1. Provision of meat


  1. Provision of raw materials


  1. Provision of poultry manure


  1. Game (bird like parrot, ostrich and cock are used for games to entertain people)


  1. The feathers are used for making pillows and beds.


  1. The feathers are used for design and decoration.




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1: The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2. He introduces the new topic


Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :

Mention Four Importance Of Poultry

  1. ………
  2. ……..
  3. …….
  4. …….


Conclusion :


The class teacher gives a brief note and he goes round to mark


Assignment :

Read about types of chicken eg broilers, layers, Cockrel etc

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