My boyfriend and I are city people. We live and work in the city and have been doing so for the past few years. Suddenly one day out of the blue, he decided to quit his job to farm chicken full time. We have since moved out to the suburbs to allow him to pursue his dreams.
I thought his journey can be pretty interesting to many people out there who are looking to live a life different from the ones they are currently living now. Therefore, I decided to blog about his journey in chicken farming here!
The first thing he did was to find a location where he would be allowed to farm chickens safely. We found a little place just outside the city’s borders which allows us to still connect with our friends yet cheap enough for us to afford.
Next, he created a business plan for his farm. Among things to include in your business plan is your short term and long term plans, what type of farm are you running whether it is for meat or eggs or both and lastly where are you going to get the funds to pay for all of these.
Lastly, he bought everything necessary to run a farm such as cages, egg trays, incubators, perches, watering and heating systems. He also built his very own coop – more on that in the next post!