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Pastured Poultry Profits: Net $25,000 in 6 Months on 20 Acres / Edition 1

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A couple working six months per year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000-$30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line farm experts predict the continued demise of the family farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780963810908
  • Publisher: Polyface, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Polyface Titles Series
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 371
  • Sales rank: 109,420
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm, arguably the nation's most famous farm since it was profiled in Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma and two subsequent documentaries, Food, Inc., and Fresh. An accomplished author and public speaker, Salatin has authored seven books. Recognition for his ecological and local-based farming advocacy includes an honorary doctorate, the Heinz Award, and many leadership awards.
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Table of Contents

About Polyface Farm
1. The Pastured Poultry Opportunity
2. What is Wrong With the Poultry Industry?
3. Fat Animals, Fat People
4. Family Background
5. Getting Started
6. Choosing A Breed
7. The Brooder
8. Starting the Chicks
9. Ration
10. The Pen
11. Moving the Chicks Out to Pasture
12. Pasture Logistics
13. What Kind of Pasture?
14. On-Farm Slaughter: The Advantages
15. Slaughter Mechanics
16. Composting Slaughter Wastes
17. Inspection
18. The Learning Curve
19. Sickness and Disease
20. Predators
21. Weather
22. Stress
23. Troubleshooting Poor Performance
24. Shortcuts
25. Seasonality
26. Solving Your Own Problems
27. Marketing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2000

    There Is Hope!

    Mr. Salatin offers not just hope, but a concrete plan for those of us who care to work hard and benefit from our labor. He is a practical thinker who only recommends what he finds works for him -- and works well. I found this book to be well written and easy to follow. I raised 300 birds this year with a very low mortality -- and it was FUN!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2000

    Excellent Reference for raising chickens for meat

    Joel Salatin is well known in the poultry world for detailed records on what does and does not work when raising cornish-cross chickens for meat. Those records led to this book that has saved me a lot of potential problems as I raised over 400 chickens last summer. I had excellent results and referred to his book many times. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to raise healthy, anti-biotic free chickens. These taste so much better than store-bought chicken, you'll never want to by butcherd chicken again. Before this summer, I had never raised chickens, so I found this book invaluable.

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