Pilgrim's Pride

Mayfield, KY


The purpose of this SOP is to educate all applicable employees on the specifics and task required when catching chickens and to increase the awareness of proper techniques.


As a chicken catcher, you will need to catch certain amount of birds and know the proper placement techniques with birds being put into the cages.


The expected results are as follows:
a. To insure animal welfare guidelines are followed
b. Count amount of birds loaded into the cages


Critical Task 1
• Acquire and put on all required PPE (Safety glasses, safety vest, gloves (optional), arm sleeves (optional)).
• Perform routine stretches before starting daily duties.

Critical Task 2: 
• Walk the house (bed the birds)

Critical Task 3 
• Wait for cage to be set on blocks

Critical Task 4
• Open cage door

Critical Task 5
• Catch correct amount of birds

Critical Task 6
• Load birds in cage one hand at a time.

Critical Task 7
• Repeat process until cage is full.

Critical Task 8
• After proper amount of birds placed in cage, shut the cage door


Pilgrim’s wants YOU to join our hourly production team! We are offering a sign-on bonus!


Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401K contributions
  • Better Futures Program –2 Year Community College tuition paid for you or your dependents!
  • Opportunity to grow your career through our Supervisor Development Program


 At Pilgrim’s, Safety Is A Condition, which means the safety of our team members comes first - always. This includes increased safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as enhanced cleaning and sanitation, face coverings, temperature screens and plexi-glass or plastic barriers. We are also working to secure vaccine availability for our Team Members.