Subtitled Building a Humane Chicken Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System, this guide was especially written for those who raise chickens, turkeys or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse. It shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. This book covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more. Copyright 2013, softcover, 144 pages.