America is eating chicken. With Americans eating more chicken than other meats like beef and pork, there are plenty of opportunities for small farmers to earn a living by selling a better quality of chicken than what's sold in most grocery stores. And we'll show you how to do it.
In the Pastured Broilers course, we’re going to look behind the scenes and see how even a small farmer on small acreage with a small amount of capital can develop a full-time enterprise with pastured poultry.
There are some undeniable benefits of the pastured broiler model that we teach, including:
- Fast turnaround - You can process and sell the chicken eight weeks after you buy the chicks. That's a huge help with cash flow as you manage the operation.
- The infrastructure is simple and inexpensive - You don't need expensive equipment, barns, sheds, or even a tractor. Everything is mobile, portable, and simple.
- Easy entry into the market - Without huge capital investments and with the ability to start small, it's a very realistic opportunity.
- It's the easiest product to have a good eating experience - Producing high-quality chicken is easier than other options like raising grass-fed beef.
- It's child-friendly - Chickens only get so big, and it's safe for them to be around kids (children love chicks).
Introducing the Pastured Broilers Course
Lunatic farmer Joel Salatin shares the insight he's gained through more than 60 years of farming. He'll walk you step-by-step through the process of setting up and running your own successful pastured poultry operation.
If you’ve ever dreamed about generating a full-time income farming, this is a realistic and practical opportunity. We want to help you avoid common pitfalls and achieve success.
The Pastured Broilers course includes:
- 20 video sessions
- Almost 5 hours of video
- Downloadable PDF transcripts for each video lesson
- Homework PDFs for each lesson that guide you through the essential steps
- Expert insight from an award-winning farmer
Investing In Knowledge
The knowledge you'll gain from this course will allow you to earn a living doing something you love, while also helping others in your community. You'll have the ability to provide for yourself, your family, and others without relying on an employer for your livelihood.
This course provides a behind the scenes, in-depth look at an enterprise that can return big benefits per acre.
A lot of people are interested in the pastured broiler model as a small, viable, credible farming enterprise, but they’re concerned about predators, pricing, processing, moving the shelter, labor, and more. In this course, we drill down into all these issues, and many others.
Even a small farmer selling directly to their neighborhood and their community can earn a full-time income and have the joy of serving the community with pastured broiler.
Purchase Foundations of Farming & Homesteading, and you'll get access to ALL of our courses, including this one. (You'll also get access to all courses we release in the future, at no additional cost!)
About Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.
Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.
With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, 12 published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.
On his family farm in the Shenandoah Valley, Polyface Farms, Joel produces meat he describes as "beyond organic", which are raised using what the farm describes as environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture.
Joel has been featured in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Ominvore’s Dillemma, Food Inc. and many others.
"He's not going back to the old model. There's nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He's just totally innovative."
- Author Jo Robinson
What would you invest to learn how to make a nice, credible living from a small farm?
"Americans who are watching the news are well aware that our industrial food system that supposedly keeps supermarket shelves full is actually becoming more fragile. If we’re going to have a safe and secure food system it needs to be decentralized and democratized.
"One of the best ways to decentralize it is with pastured poultry through entrepreneurial small scale farmers spread all over our communities and our country offering a really credible alternative.
"Join me as we explore the pastured broiler opportunity to answer that call in our food security safety system."
- Joel Salatin
Watch 3 bonus videos for free to get a feel for the content included in the Pastured Broilers course.
What Others Are Saying:
"In all my years of homesteading, I have never seen anything like Joel Salatin’s Farm Like a Lunatic series!
"From conferences, to YouTube videos, to magazine articles, there are many resources out there to learn various aspects of homesteading, but most fail to address the more serious and less-talked-about issues of homesteading. Yet Joel tackles these common issues in this series. He covers topics like: how to manage finances, interpersonal relationships, increasing farm profitability, how to design a landscape, and so much more.
"I only wish that this series was available when I first started homesteading. Foundations in Farming and Homesteading can save you thousands of dollars, as well as can save you a countless amount of time and energy."
- Mike Dickson (The Fit Farmer)
"Since we started Apricot Lane Farms a decade ago, Joel Salatin’s innovative and inspiring philosophy has deeply influenced the way we see our own farm. From soil building and grazing strategies to modeling how to sell your product, he’s a “nose to tail” farming system resource.
His new online course “Farm Like A Lunatic” is a treasure trove of practical knowledge for aspiring farmers. He’s especially good for those interested in understanding unique methods of farming that regenerate both the land of the farm and the spirit of the farmer.
I wish a course like this existed when we started Apricot Lane Farms. Anyone who has a fantasy to farm but isn’t quite sure which steps to take to make it to reality should consider this course."
- John Chester, creator of The Biggest Little Farm
Pastured Broiler Course Curriculum
- 1 - The Broiler Opportunity (12:01)
- 2 - Breeds (12:19)
- 3 - Brooding Infrastructure (13:57)
- 4 - Brooding Environment (14:02)
- 5 - Receiving Chicks (15:11)
- 6 - Ration (18:08)
- 7 - Brooders to Field (11:45)
- 8 - Shelter Type (19:57)
- 9 - Shelter Logistics (17:34)
- 10 - Pasture Nuances (12:24)
- 11 - Predators (17:09)
- 12 - Sickness and Disease (15:03)
- 13 - Seasonality (18:35)
- 14 - Leveraging the Benefits (11:26)
- 15 - Harvest Logistics (12:37)
- 16 - Processing (15:37)
- 17.1 - Processing Logistics - Part 1 (6:28)
- 17.2 - Processing Logistics - Part 2 (17:46)
- 18 - Most Common Mistakes (16:39)
- 19 - Economics (9:47)
- 20 - Overall Benchmarks (9:09)