Job Opportunites

Periodically we offer employment opportunities at Elkhorn. Besides the farm, there are duties at the hunt club which could make this a year-round job.

NO other POULTRY CONTACT is a MUST. So, if you have an outdoor flock of poultry or a parrot, then this would not be a good fit.

The work must be done regardless of weather. With apologies to the old Post Office adage: “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Outdoor clothing should be appropriate for the weather.

In the summer (April through July) we are gathering, washing, racking and storing pheasant eggs.

There is box construction for the chicks.

We are also tending to older birds and transporting them.

Duties could include cleaning outside shooting ranges.

Here’s the OFFICIAL version of this job description:

Seasonal Gamebird Farm Laborer

Elkhorn Farms & Hatchery is one of the largest pheasant hatcheries in the United State hatching well over half a million chicks annually. Located a few miles Northwest of Bucyrus, OH. Great job for those who love the outdoors and don’t want to be tied to a desk. Employment Position Full time seasonal, with possibility to become year-round career for the right candidate. Guaranteed 36 to 40 hours per week from April 1st to August 31st, with opportunity for more hours/workdays.

Possibility to turn into year-round position for the right person. General duties include but are not limited to: · Egg gathering, sorting, and sanitizing · Bio-security and cleaning of equipment · Flock health monitoring · Physical handling of birds at all stages · Gamebird care and transport · Pen/crop management, · Grounds and Sporting Clays range maintenance.

Work environment is friendly, with great co-workers, and some flexibility. Looking for dependable, reliable workers with common sense and a willingness to learn.

Requirements: · Can work outside in all-weather conditions –

Majority of work done outdoors

Time management skills/work ethic

NO CONTACT with other poultry, gamebirds, or waterfowl!

Compensation: · Part-time/full-time position – Pay determined by ability, experience, and qualifications.

Send Resume to or call the office 419-562-6131 to get an application and set up an interview.