'How to Raise Meat Chickens' is an important resource for producing premium pastured chicken in a way that is better for the birds, better for the environment, and better for you.
Happy healthy chickens raised on pasture, sunshine and fresh water and organic feed
Dear fellow grower,
Do you have a small property and would like it to work for you to raise some additional income?
Maybe you don't have a lot of resources to get started.
And maybe you need a quick turnaround to put a little folding money in your wallet.
If so, this might be for you . . .
Pasture-raised poultry is a premium product
Meat chickens are the perfect small farm livestock animal!
BUT, they can be frustrating to raise successfully and profitably.
Let me tell you a little bit about our experience here at New Terra Farm (some of this may sound familiar.)
We bought New Terra Farm in the summer of 2000; the farm was our dream come true, and we were thrilled and delighted with our new country life.
Our garden was feeding us, we had a woodlot for heat, and great country neighbours.
Living on the farm was pretty much its own reward. But...
BUT, We Needed To Generate Some Farm Income
We didn't have much of an idea of what we wanted to do to make money, but . . . we knew some things we DIDN'T want to do:
- We didn't want to introduce harmful chemicals like pesticides or herbicides on our property - we LIVE here!
- We didn't want to 'factory farm' anything - we believe in humane animal treatment;
- We didn't want to be 'contract farmers', selling our farm wares to a middle-man or a corporation;
- We wanted to be price makers rather than price takers, so raising a premium product was an appealing idea
And of course, our other limitation was the fact we were new farmers, and just didn't have enough knowledge for many farm enterprises.
We had also decided when we bought the place that 'exotic' stuff was not for us; for example, we didn't know much about emu's, and we sure didn't eat it.
So, was there anything we COULD do?
In the end we decided we would raise basic foodstuffs that everybody was familiar with; we would just try to raise them better!
This means we would stick to our principles of raising the animals humanely, organically, and sustainably.
We figured, if we couldn't sell it, at least we could eat it!
Chickens To The Rescue!
So, that led us to try raising meat chickens on pasture. We had done some research and it seemed like there were good reasons to give this a try:
- Chickens are a 'quick turnaround' - 8-10 weeks from getting
the chicks they are ready for sale (or for dinner!). This meant we had a
quick return on our investment, and we could probably do more than one
'batch' a year
- Chickens are space-efficient - we didn't need a lot of land to grow some chickens, even on pasture (the ONLY way, by the way!)
- Chickens are time-efficient - This was something we could do that didn't take too much time from our garden;
- Organic free-range chicken was a 'premium product'; the stores were charging a hefty price. So we thought we had some margin for profit.
- Last but not least, we liked to eat chicken!
So, we found a supplier for chicks and organic grain, bought some
equipment, built a 'chicken tractor' and set out hopefully to fill our
freezer with some great food.
That's When We Learned You Can LOSE MONEY Raising Chicken!
Unfortunately, that first batch didn't turn out so good. We lost
quite a few baby chicks to something we learned later was called 'pasty
Some of the chicks developed a condition where they couldn't walk
very well, and so couldn't get to feed and water.
And we lost some
birds in our 'chicken tractor' out in the field.
The birds didn't get as big as we would have liked, either.
This was discouraging to say the least, and we also felt guilty that
these little birds were paying the price for our inexperience. In fact
we came close to giving up on the idea.
But we decided to stick with it, and try another batch. We did
more research, visited with and talked to other organic chicken growers,
and improved our methods.
The next batch did a LOT better, and we
decided we would keep going.
Now after more than 15 years of raising chickens for meat, and
continuously improving our methods, we regularly get more than 98% of
our birds successfully to 'market weight'.
Our freezer is full of great,
organic, free-range chicken, and we sell all we can grow at a premium price.
And, (just like with Bootstrap Market Gardening) we decided to write a book about our experiences, to help other new farmers in the same position.
Raising Meat Chickens Is A Profitable Business . . . Once You Know THE SYSTEM!
I've already mentioned the need to minimize losses if you want to be successful raising chickens for meat. So what's the rest of the secret to profitably raising meat birds?
Let me answer that by asking you couple questions: Would you start any business without a plan? You wouldn't start a business without knowing how (and how much it will cost) to start it, right?
You wouldn't start a business without some idea of the cashflow you can generate, and therefore the money you could make to justify your time and effort, right?
And you wouldn't (or certainly shouldn't) start a business without knowing how and where to find customers.
So, if you want raising chickens to make you a profit, you have to treat it as a business and figure out the answers to those questions!
By this I mean you have to figure out how to plan, market and manage your little 'chicken ranch' if you expect to get paid back for your time and money invested.
Whether you're a small-scale farmer, homesteader, or simply interested in sustainable food production, 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' is Your Go-To Guide!
The latest edition with the most up-to-date information and TWO bonus books. Just $10 only from New Terra Farm
Picture this: delivering delicious PREMIUM pasture-raised poultry to your customers.
You can take advantage of our hard-won experience in raising meat birds on our small farm, get 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' and start learning how to fill your freezer with your own home-grown food, and maybe start a great business on your small farm.
Over the last fifteen years we have learned a lot about pastured poultry. I sell all the birds I can raise at a price I set to make a profit (and we've had a lot of chicken dinners, too!)
We show you step by step how to plan, market and manage your flock to make a profit. AND we show you step by step how to care for your birds to keep them healthy and steadily growing.
Why should you raise meat chickens our way?
- Raising meat birds our way is efficient: our method does not take much time from your day; we spend about 5-10 minutes twice a day for feeding/watering, and about 20 minutes once a week to move our portable coop and fencing.
- Raising meat birds our way is profitable - if you can control your losses (we'll show you how) you can expect to make a 60-70% profit on each batch. If you did three batches a season you could make 200% on your original investment. And, the first batch will just about pay for all your start-up costs!
- Raising meat birds our way is sustainable: our methods don't pollute or harm your land, and in fact will actually improve your pasture.
Here's what some new farmers had to say about How to Raise Meat Chickens . . .
Here are some comments from recent purchasers of 'How to Raise Meat Chickens'; these are people just like you who want to start a small farm flock:
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"Very clearly written and thorough" - Steve G.
"Fantastic reading, and it'll be really helpful when we start up our farm! - Katie W.
"Very well written. It seems that you have that gift of being able to transpose your thoughts onto paper with ease and simplicity" - Stephen W.
I read your meat chicken book and really wished I had it last year. It has already caused me to re-think and re-design next years plan. - Sherri, Dunville, ON
Here's what you will learn in 'How to Raise Meat Chickens'
* What breed of chickens should you raise
* Planning: How many chickens should you start with
* Chicken raising production schedule
* Marketing: How to sell your chickens
* Management: Where to raise your birds
* Production: Finding and buying day-old chicks
* Equipment and supplies you will need
* Finding an organic feed supplier
* Caring for your baby chicks
* Troubleshooting your chicks
* Setting up your Coop
* Setting up your electric fence
* Caring for your birds in the field
* Troubleshooting your birds in the field
* Harvesting your birds
* Chicken Economics – Costs and profits of raising meat chickens
* Equipment Costs (fixed costs)
* Chicks, feed, supplies (variable costs)
* Calculating your profit
* What can you sell your birds for?
*Expanding your business
Get 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' and these BONUSES
Bonus 1: Plans to build the original New Terra Farm Movable Coop
We chose a different approach
when building this portable coop. We used much lighter framing, and a
tarp roof to shelter the birds. The tarp is quite a bit larger than the
coop, and can be secured to provide shade and shelter when the birds are
outside the coop.
did not include wheels on my design; I use a hand-truck (dolly) to move
it quite easily to fresh ground each week. This takes about a minute.
When I want to move it to a whole new field (which I do once a year) me
and a couple friends lift the whole thing up and put it on the back of
In this bonus Book you also get plans to build my heated broody box, to safely raise your day-old chicks until they are ready to go to pasture.
"I'm interested, what else is in this pack"?
Oh, yeah, I mentioned another bonus book. Here it is:
The hoop coop works equally well for chickens or turkeys
Imagine a Happy Thanksgiving with your own pasture-raised turkeys
Next Season BE READY To Fill Your Freezer With Delicious Day-Range Poultry (And Make Some CASH SALES Too!)
Get plans to build my LATEST design, the Movable Hoop Coop. This is another light-weight but sturdy design, and has one big advantage; you can stand up in it! This is the design we started using in the 2020 season for our pastured chickens and turkeys.
If you've looked around my website, you know that my mission is to grow farmers as well as food. I believe we desperately need more small family farms, providing good natural food to our communities.
Because of that mission, I try to keep the price of my books down to a level just about anyone can afford. So, you can get my 'How to Raise Meat Chickens Bonus Pack' for just $10.
Final point: as I said before I believe you will be delighted and excited with the information you receive, so I even assume all the risk for you. You have no risk at all because of my personal guarantee.
Read' How to Raise Meat Chickens' Completely Risk-Free
Let me give you just one more incentive; you wouldn't buy ANY product without a money-back guarantee, right?
So, here's my personal guarantee: buy 'How to
Raise Meat Chickens' and the bonuses study it for up to one full year.
If you are unsatisfied for any reason, or for no reason at all, I'll return your
payment, no questions asked.
YES! I want How to Raise Meat Chickens to learn how Start-up, Market and Manage my own successful small farm flock, even if I'm starting with little experience or resources.
I want the plans to build the Movable Coop and Broody Boxes to keep my chickens safe and secure.
I understand I will be able to download 'How to Raise Meat Chickens' and the 'Movable Coop Plan Book' and the SPECIAL BONUS BOOK How to Build the Hoop Coop immediately after purchase, no waiting for a physical book to be shipped.
I understand that with this special sale, I will pay just $10 for the whole package.
I understand I have a full year to get started, and that I can return the book for a full refund if I am not satisfied!
By the way, you won't find anybody else anywhere offering a full one-year money-back guarantee.
So why am I making this offer? Because I want to make sure you have enough time to actually USE my book to raise your own flock of free-range birds.
I'm pretty sure you will be excited and delighted with what you learn, so I have no worries about offering this unequaled warranty.
The How to Raise Chickens book and the Movable Coop Plans are e-books. When your purchase is complete you will be taken to a secure site to download them.
You can get started farming right away, no waiting for a physical book to be shipped.