I have a long term goal of turning this hobby farm into a poultry farm business. I never imagined in a thousand years that this would become a business I would ever be interested in, but crazier things have happened.
I would love to run a fully organic farm, but there are so many rules and stipulations that I honestly don’t have the time and money to do at the moment. However, just like I have been doing with my current chickens, I will feed only USDA organic feed and all the poultry will be pastured/free range.
Products I would like to sell from the farm are:
- Chicken eggs
- Meat chickens
- Duck Eggs
- Meat Ducks
My goal this year is to start selling chicken eggs, and start raising meat chickens and a few turkeys for our own personal use. If we are successful the first found of meat chickens, my goal is to do another if not 2 more rounds and sell. Selling turkey and ducks is more in my 2-3 year plan.
In my spare time I have been doing a ton of reading and research. Reading up on rules and regulations of the USDA and ODA as well as reading a ton of blogs. I’ve even found a few really good YouTube channels of smaller scale poultry farmers. I know there will be a lot of trial and error over the next few years, but I know I can make this turn into a profitable venture.
I have also been working on labels, signs, packaging and finalizing the farms logo. Here is a peak of the custom egg stamp I had made from Boxwood Avenue. It’s definitely not necessary, but it just gives the eggs a little something extra!
The FHF in the middle of the chicken stands for Flock House Farms. Its the name we came up with, and I thought it would be a great way to brand the eggs. I’ll also be adding a date stamp on the bottom back of each egg. Again, not necessary but just a way to go the extra mile and stand out.
I just love the final product!!!
Stay tuned for more ideas I’ve come up with for labels, signs and packaging . . . .