If self-sufficiency and raising your food are essential to you, this book will help you pull together a complete farm-to-table experience. Gone are the days when grandma headed to the chicken coop searching for dinner. In this day and age, when fewer and fewer people know where their food comes from, How to Raise Chickens for Meat helps families take control of their food supply once again.
Divided into four easy-to-navigate sections, How to Raise Chickens for Meat is packed with practical information. Getting Started's first section includes breed specifics, timing, and quantity information. This section will help you analyze options and make informed decisions as you get started. The second section, Care & Feeding, dives into the specifics of keeping your flock healthy. Learn how to set up a brooder, what to feed your chickens, how to pasture them safely, and how to keep your flock stress-free. The third section, Butchering, prepares you for one of the more challenging parts of raising chickens for meat. It addresses some of the emotions you may feel along with the actual butchering process and provides practical tips to make it easier. It also discusses alternative options if you don't want to process your chickens.
The book concludes with cooking tips and delicious tried and true farm-to-table recipes to impress even the most doubtful family member!