Kentucky Coordinated Poultry Alliances
Small-scale poultry production has been promoted as an alternative for small farms for over a decade. One obstacle has always been non-uniform regulations on poultry processing. This has limited the marketing of alternatively raised poultry in Kentucky and other southern states.
This producer, who runs a chick hatchery, will work with an independent USDA inspected poultry processing plant to encourage producers to process their poultry there. He intends this system to be an alternative to that of vertically integrated poultry production and to serve as a model to other small-scale poultry producers.