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Accountant Quits Day Job and Starts a Chicken Farm

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  • Joel Salatin has pioneered processes that allow small farmers to grow food in an efficient, sustainable manner
  • Paul Grieve, a former accountant, cofounded Primal Pastures, which raises free-range chickens based on Salatin’s regenerative farming processes
  • Factory farmed chicken has been identified as the food responsible for the greatest number of foodborne illnesses, thanks to the presence of pathogenic bacteria (many of which are resistant to antibiotics)
  • Raising your own or buying free-range chicken from a local farmer can help you avoid the dangers associated with contaminated factory farmed meats
  • Backyard chickens are growing in popularity again, and many U.S. cities are adjusting zoning ordinances to allow for this pastime. BackyardChickens.com has a section devoted to laws and ordinances on raising chickens across the U.S.

By Dr. Mercola

Have you ever wanted to quit your day job and start a chicken farm? If this thought has ever crossed your mind, but you believe this is about as far-fetched a dream as becoming an astronaut at retirement age, think again.


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