An example of a procedure

Subject: An example of a procedure
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 10:29:51 +1100

Work Instructions are wrapped inline in this version


Using Chickens

The use of chickens, including but not limited to:
· Feeding
· Maintenance
· Obtaining eggs
· Identifying defunct chickens
· Disposal of defunct chickens
· Obtaining new chickens
It does not cover marketing the chicken or it's produce or obtaining
chickenfeed ? although for the latter your pay is a good start.

Performed at the chicken coop.
A "saleable chicken" is a defunct chicken that has not had any of
the disposal instructions performed upon it.
Obtaining new chickens can take some time (weeks).

For disposal: an axe (in coop)
For obtaining eggs: a basket
For feeding: 4L ice-cream container & chicken feed (in coop)
Galoshes must be worn to avoid chicken shit dispersal instructions,
which are very tedious.
Performed daily

· Daily Maintenance (7 days)
1. Feed the chickens using the instructions below.
2. Ensure rooster is kept away from the hens (see Obtaining new
chickens for more detail below)
3. Ensure fence is in good order and all chickens are in the coop.
(all chickens can be said to be in the coop if you cannot see any

· Weekly maintenance (Saturday)

1. Identify defunct chickens using the instructions below.
2. Perform "Dispersing a defunct chicken" using the instructions
3. If stocks of chickens run low, perform "Obtaining new chickens"

· Feeding
1. Obtain a 4L ice-cream container of feed.
2. Chuck it at the chickens.
3. Replace the ice-cream container obtained in step 1.

· Obtaining new chickens
1. Put the rooster with the hens.
2. Don't perform "Obtaining eggs" until lots of baby chickens
appear and the rooster is not with the hens again.

· Identifying a defunct chicken
1. Any chicken that doesn't provide eggs (see Obtaining eggs).

· Dispersal of a defunct chicken.
1. Grab the chicken by the feet.
2. Obtain the axe from the wall of the coop.
3. Chop the chicken's head off on the chopping block provided for
the purpose. (The blood-soaked stump.)
4. Don't proceed until all defunct chickens have been identified.
5. Pluck the chickens using the instructions below.
6. Put dead chickens on kitchen bench.

· Obtaining Eggs
· For every hen:
1. Approach rapidly
2. Scare an egg of it.
3. Put egg(s) in basket.

· Plucking chickens
· For every chook
· For every feather
1. Remove by pulling away from the body.

If a chicken causes trouble in any way, identify it immediately as
defunct and disperse according to the instructions above.


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