Starting a poultry farm

Before you start a poultry farm to produce eggs or meat, it is important to have a thorough understanding of all the requirements. These include:

  • the market you will target and supply (e.g. under contract with a meat processor)
  • site selection
  • registrations
  • the development application process
  • environmental laws and requirements
  • environmental management of the farm
  • the production system you will use (e.g. caged, barn, free range)
  • the health, husbandry and welfare requirements of the birds.

This guide provides an overview of starting a poultry farm in Queensland.