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Small Farms Team

Poultry

Manure Composting
Marketing and Regulations
Nutrition
Production

Manure Composting

Composting of Poultry Offal Demonstration Project, by Andy Bary and Carol Miles, WSU and Karen Gilbert, Middle Farm. Develop a successful composting process of poultry offal to produce finished compost that is environmentally sound. May 2001.

Marketing and Regulations

Washington State Poultry Processing Regulations, by Kirsten Workman, Fred Berman, Patrice Barrentine, Nate Lewis, Melissa Barker, and Colleen Donovan. Overview of permits and licenses available to poultry producers, processing options. 2009.

Poultry Processing. by Kirsten Workmen. Mason County Extension Poultry Resources page.

Fresh Farm Eggs – Marketing and Regulations, by Sylvia Kantor. Tips and resources for marketing fresh farm eggs. 1998.

Nutrition

Poultry Nutrition Information for the Small Flock, by Kenneth J. Wilson, R. Scott Beyer, Kansas State University. A sound nutrition program is essential to a successful poultry operation. December 2000.

Production

Northwest Direct Pasture Poultry

Hatching Small Numbers of Eggs, by J.C. Hermes, Pacific Northwest Extension. October 1995.

Keeping a Small Poultry Flock in the Top End, by M. Bell. The first steps in establishing a flock, the legal requirements and the necessary buildings. July 2006.

Microlivestock: Little-Known Small Animals with a Promising Economic Future (1991) The National Academies Press, Office of International Affairs (OIA); you can print this book one page at a time, or purchase an electronic copy.

Pastured Poultry—A Heifer Project International Case Study Booklet (also in PDF) The experiences of farmers trying out their first batch of pastured poultry. Highlighted are brooding, pen construction, weather, pasture management, feeding, mortality, processing, marketing, labor and earnings, and quality of life; four farmers are featured in close-ups; the results of a Heifer Project International project in the South with limited-resource farmers.

Poultry Resources for Small Scale Producers, by Brian Tuck, Wasco County Extension Agent, Susan Kerr, WSU-Klickitat County Extension Director and Linda Williams, Klickitat County 4-H Program Assistant.

Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture. This bulletin features the latest research in raising chickens and turkeys using pens, movable fencing and pastures. It includes ideas for improving profits, marketing poultry products, and includes alternative poultry resources. 16 pages pdf.

Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access, by Ann Fanatico, Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA). 2006.

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