Course syllabus A15-0096-B - Hobby Poultry Husbandry (FAaFR - WS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code: A15-0096-B
Course unit title:
Hobby Poultry Husbandry
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Special Animal Husbandry - bachelor (required), 5. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (elective), 5. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - bachelor (elective), 5. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of continuous assessment – one written exam (20 points), field work protocol (10 points), semestral work (10 points) and end-of-term examination – written exam (60 points).
Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points.
A student may earn units of credits in grading scale from A to E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student is able to aply knowledge in breeding, legislative and zoo-veterinary principles in area of poultry and waterfowl keeping. He will absorb the method of poultry exterior and utility parameters evaluation in poultry exhibitions and judgement of breeds. He will be able to evaluate the quality of breeding and hatching of poultry in small farm conditions and hobby keepers.
Course contents:
Biological specificities of poultry in relation to their keeping in small-flocks conditions. Importance, the organization of poultry flocks and hatcheries in response to legislative standards in pure breeds of poultry keeping. l Breeds of chickens, turkey, guinea fowl, Japanese quail, ducks, goose and Muscovy ducks appropriate for hobby husbandry and important conditions of their husbandry. Exterior poultry judging and organization poultry exhibitions. The practical part of the education (field exercise, excursion) is realized in the VPP SPU, s.r.o. Kolíňany and for poultry exterior judging during small animals exhibitions.
Recommended or required reading:
HEAD, V. 2010. Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry. London: Arctures Publishing Ltd, 2010, 160 p. ISSN 978-1-90723-104-9
MALÍK, V. a kol. 1991. Encyklopédia drobnochovateľa. Bratislava : Príroda, 1991, 832 s. ISBN 80-07-00398-3
MALÍK,V. a kol. 1995. Chov hrabavej hydiny. Dunajská Streda : Animapres, 1995, 145 s. ISBN 80-85567-10-5.
TULÁČEK,F. 2002. Chov hrabavé drůbeže. Praha : Brázda, 2002. 160 s. ISBN 80-209-0309-7.
WOOLNOUGHT, M. 2009. Raising Chickens For Eggs and Meat.Preston: The Good Life Press Ltd, 2009, 160 p. ISSN 978-1-90487-142-2

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 194

93,3 %
5,7 %
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Name of lecturer(s): Ing. Cyril Hrnčár, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 15. 10. 2019
Ing. Cyril Hrnčár, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/15/2019.

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