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starting Small Business

Mary1Mary1 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Employment/Jobs
Hello all,
i dont know if i have put this in the correct place or not but im looking for some advice.

ive kept chickens for awhile and have also bred some at home very successfully :)

i live on a family farm with my future hubby and there is a poultry unit coming up for rental on our farm at the beginning of april next year. i would really love to begin my own business start off small by breeding a selling chickens and then maybe going onto a larger scale for egg production and maybe meat ( if this happens it will be free range) but i am going to be honest its all fine and dandy keeping chickens in my garden but im not at all sure where to start when i comes to larger scale.

can anyone help me? any information will be greatly received.

Mary :)


  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited November 2012
    Hi Mary - you may get one or two replies on here but I would recommend you post your thread on "producers & vets". Have you thought about having a chat with the person who has been running the poultry unit?
  • LittlechickLittlechick Senior Member
    edited November 2012
    Hi Mary, would you be happy with the regular culls you would have to have if running an egg business? I have thought about setting up a slightly larger scale enterprise myself, but I know I would not cull my older hens so it wouldn't be viable.
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited November 2012
    Jules - haven't you got a good hen rescue in your area who you could work with?
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