The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
Great info and members get access to a producer-only online group.
Publications on pastured poultry, and many other appropriate technologies
for rural areas.
Yahoo Pastured Poultry group
Food supplements, ration recipes, and pasture seed blends:
Pre-fab, portable “Chicken Inns” and a wide selection of hoop
Basic chicken and egg handling gear
Electric mesh fencing
Economical source for egg cartons:
Be aware, the two cases of egg cartons they have shipped us appear to
be seconds. About 5% of the pulp cartons were unusable and only a few
of the rest will make it through more than one use (a downside if your
customers return boxes to you for reuse, but not so much of a concern
if you don't get them back anyway). The foam ones we got have thin spots
here and there, but appear to be usable (and reusable) for the most part.
H as somewhat higher prices, but lots more selection. If you want solid,
reusable egg cartons you might want to spend a little more upfront. We
haven't ordered from them, but other folks we've spoken to have been pleased
with what they received.
There are a number of good hatcheries, the two I’ve dealt
Day-old baby chicks (shipped nationwide) – a wide selection of heritage
breeds, modern egg-laying hybrids, and meat-type hybrids.
Day-old baby chicks (shipped nationwide) or started pullets (for pick-up,
or delivered in the Mid-Atlantic region) – one variety of broiler
chicks and two varieties of hybrid brown-egg layers that are performing
well on pasture. Our started pullets are coming from Moyer's Chicks: they
are local for us (though they ship millions of chicks nationwide every
year), we have talked to a number of pastured chicken farmers who have
had great results with them over the years, the hatchery is a strong supporter
of the pastured poultry movement.