Poultry Recordkeeping

Published Nov 1, 2013

Poultry are a relatively inexpensive and low-labor enterprise to add to crop, horticulture, or livestock farms. Practical Farmers began keeping records of their poultry enterprises, to determine if they were profitable. Cooperators were provided worksheets to record the number of animals, feed purchases and uses, transportation and processing costs, and labor requirements. In both cases, revenue exceeded costs, and the return to the operator was positive.