I have lurked around BYC for a long time now. A little about myself, I was raised in central Nebraska on a farm. We had both a free range flock of egg layers and raised about 600 broilers a year. We also had ducks, a few turkeys at times, and guinea fowl. It was my brother and I, then later mostly me that raised all the chickens and we were a large part of the labor to dress all the chickens. Needless to say, I can still dress a chicken pretty quickly. Dad would sell about half the broilers to pay for feed, then we would put the other half in the freezer to feed us. I used to sell the eggs we didn't eat to various friends and neighbors.
I now own 110 acres in Pennsylvania, a family farmstead we purchased from my wife's family. I am now looking forward to raising some birds for for eggs and probably try to raise some heritage meat breeds to sell.
Thanks - oilmandg