Poultry is a fairly easy enterprise to start with, and it doesn’t require a great deal of space, either. If you are considering raising broilers, either for sale or for home consumption, you may also want to consider reading Pastured Poultry Profits by Joel Salatin.
A wealth of information on a wide range of topics is presented in this book, covering the whole broiler-raising process from start to finish. Whatever questions you may have on brooding, feed, portable housing, predator control, butchering, and the like are probably answered in Pastured Poultry Profits—in a unique way. Although the focus of the book is on broilers, chapters are also included on layers, turkeys, and exotics.
Equally valuable and inventive are the suggestions on direct marketing. (Please note that you should always check state and local laws before direct marketing poultry you have butchered yourself.)
In a world desperately craving something real, Joel Salatin offers creative solutions, challenging producers to look beyond the conventional way of doing things and to start thinking out of the box. Learn how to produce healthy poultry and develop relationships with customers in this visionary, yet practical, book.