Our Poultry Resources Page includes several resources for small-scale poultry farmers, particularly those raising broilers, turkeys or other poultry for meat, with an emphasis on pasture-based production:
Poultry Enterprise Calculators - Downloadable Excel calculators to help small poultry farmers develop enterprise budgets, plan their business, and compare costs for different processing options.
Building an On-farm Poultry Processing Facility - a guide for anyone interested in building a mobile or stationary on-farm poultry processing facility, based on our own experiences building and operating mobile poultry processing units (MPPUs) and others who have undertaken similar projects around the country.
Farm and Food Safety Management Guide - developed for small-scale poultry producers and processors using a Massachusetts-inspected mobile poultry processing unit or stationary on-farm facility. Very helpful for anyone applying for a Massachusetts Department of Public Health poultry slaughter license, or for anyone (in Massachusetts and beyond) who processes poultry on their farm.
Handbook for Small-Scale Poultry Producer-Processors - describes how to apply for licensure to process poultry using a Massachusetts-inspected MPPU or stationary facility.