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Kelsey Santangelo

North Branch, Minnesota

Job Type Part Time

We're looking for a farm hand to tend to our flock of Chickens, Quail, and Livestock Guardian Dog. We'll need you here 3 - 5 days/week for a total of 10 - 20 hours per week.

We'd like someone with a good attitude and strong work ethic who can commit to a regular schedule. If you want to come before / after another job, that's completely fine, and you can make your own hours that work with your schedule.

Daily tasks:

  • Feeding & watering Chickens, Quail, and Livestock Guardian Dog
  • Cleaning out barn stalls, chick brooders, and equipment
  • Collecting eggs
  • Reporting any problems with flock health or enclosure integrity

Much of the work is outside and physical in nature. You will need to be able to carry 50 pound bags of feed and maneuver a heavy wheelbarrow. When caring for live animals, you will also need to display good attention to detail and report anything out of the ordinary in regard to the health of the flock or their enclosures.

Pay will start between $10 - $12/hour, and may be adjusted upward after a 1-month trial depending on your experience and reliability.

Skilled labor tasks (which would increase pay and hours):

  • General problem-solving skills with regard to animals and light carpentry
  • Setting up ‘Red Brand Woven Field Fencing’ and farm gates in the pasture
  • Following blueprints to build movable ‘chicken tractors’ for the pastures
  • Building simple roost bars and stands for waterers
  • Laying down continuous rubber mat flooring in the barn
  • Building a ‘switchback/u-shaped’ staircase into the upper level of the barn
  • Finish building additional stalls in the interior of barn
  • Cutting / installing small automatic doors into the metal barn siding for chickens and dog

We're located along I-35, about 5 miles south of North Branch, MN.

HOW TO APPLY

We’re a small family farm that is growing and looking for long-term help. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact me at santanke@gmail.com

No applicants under 18 years of age please. Previous farm experience is required.

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Category Livestock, Poultry