Extension - Small and medium-sized operations
There are many reasons an individual or family may want to raise poultry:
- For profit through the sale of meat, eggs and/or chicks.
- For family consumption of meat and/or eggs
- As a control for pests
- As a hobby and/or for poultry exhibitions
- As a 4-H or FFA project.
A small poultry flock is relatively inexpensive, requires less space than most animal enterprises and doesn't require much time. In addition, raising a small poultry flock is a good way to introduce youth to animal agriculture (for food or fiber) and to help build a sense of responsibility (since animals need to be taken care of 365 days a year).
Growing a nation: A history of American agriculture (Ag in the Classroom)
Touching lives in unexpected ways: The benefits of animal agriculture offers to our everyday lives go well beyond human nutrition. In this special audio segment, Trent Loos outlines a few of those other uses. Click here to listen.
A history of agriculture (History of worldwide agriculture by Crest Capital)
The purpose of this website is to serve as a resource guide for small- and medium-sized poultry flock owners.