My last PDF download on Poultry houses was from the extension office – good information, but very conservative. Today’s is from the National Center for Appropriate Tech. This means it is a little more adventurous.
I have a few main go to sources for my experiments in homesteading – Missionaries (they have real world experience in austere conditions), Appropriate Tech (less first hand knowledge, but still geared toward solutions using the tech and materials at hand), Actual Farmers (Real world practical experience in what works day in and day out), and the extension offices (again, practical day in and day out experience in what works).
I like testing the boundaries, but I also don’t like to fail. So these four sources tend to give me the best information to solve my “problems”. This particular PDF talks about ways to pasture raise poultry – which won’t give you near the amount of chickens as a caged production facility, but they chickens are of higher quality and don’t need near as much medication.
The link below opens a PDF from the National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, which is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. This document is on the Poultry House Management for Alternative Production.Poultry House Management for Alternative Production