How to raise chickens for meat topics for discussion

Do you raise chickens for meat on your small farm? Got questions, comments or concerns about your home flock of meat birds? Ask anything about planning, raising or marketing your birds, or tell us your own experience to help new farmers get started in this great business.

Raising meat chickens is a great sideline business for the property owner with a small acreage. We have been raising meat chickens for eight years at New Terra Farm. In a good season, we will do three 'batches' of birds, with a profit on each batch of 60-70%.

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Hi There, I noticed a horse in the field in one of your pics of your meat chicken coop. Have you had any trouble with sickness amongst your horses after …

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