Chicken Farm Business Plan and SWOT Analysis

Chicken Farm Business Plan, Marketing Plan, How To Guide, and Funding Directory

The Chicken Farm Business Plan and Business Development toolkit features 18 different documents that you can use for capital raising or general business planning purposes. Our product line also features comprehensive information regarding to how to start a Chicken Farm business. All business planning packages come with easy-to-use instructions so that you can reduce the time needed to create a professional business plan and presentation.

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  • Bank/Investor Ready
  • Complete Industry Research for the Industry
  • 3 Year Excel Financial Model
  • Business Plan (26 to 30 pages)
  • Marketing Plan (24 to 28 pages)
  • 425+ Page Funding Directory
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Loan Amortization and ROI Tools
  • Three SWOT Analysis Templates
  • How to Start a Business Guide
  • Easy to Use Instructions
  • All Documents Delivered in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Format
  • Meets SBA Requirements

Chicken farming has had a resurgence in popularity within the United States especially among individuals that want to develop these organizations as organically only farms. There are numerous factory farms that specialize in the production of chicken and other poultry, but the demand among consumers these days is to have free range chickens for both meat and eggs. The startup costs associated with the new chicken farm can vary greatly. This is wholly dependent on the amount of land that will be acquired for these purposes, as well as the need for specific structures in order to house chickens. Typically, a small chicken farm will have a startup cost ranging anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million depending on where the farm is located. It should be immediately noted that almost all financial institutions are willing to provide extensive financial support to chicken farms given the fact that these businesses can easily sell their produced inventories into the open market. Additionally, the vast majority of the funds are used are specific for real estate acquisition and for the purchase of tangible dip furniture, fixtures, and equipment. There are numerous programs available through the USDA and other federal agencies that provide loan guarantees for small farmers. As such, a highly skilled entrepreneur that has an understanding of farming can easily obtain the capital they need in order to launch operations.

If the individual is looking to raise capital for this business than a chicken farm business plan is going to be required. This business plan should feature a three year profit and loss statement, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, and business ratios page. One of the key things to know within this business plan is the amount of distribution channels that the chicken farm will have in order to make immediate sales of produced inventories. There are numerous slaughterhouses, wholesale food distributors, and distributors, and other organizations that will directly purchase inventories of produced chicken and eggs from a farm. This is important to note given the fact that banks want to see that inventory can be very quickly divested once it has been grown. A demographic analysis and competitive analysis specific for chicken farm are not really needed given the fact that most of these organizations sell directly to wholesalers and distributors. A specialized table that showcases the amount of collateral held by the business, in the form of both land and equipment, should be included in the business plan so that the financial institution or private investor understands the financial ratios associated with this type of business.

A chicken farm SWOT analysis should be produced as well in order to understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats faced by these businesses. As it relates to strengths, chicken is in demand at all times. It is considered a low-cost form of protein, and more Americans consume chicken on a weekly basis than any other type of meat. Additionally, chickens are able to produce eggs which can be sold as a secondary product. The startup costs are considered to be moderate and the gross margins from both me and eggs sales are considered to be moderately high as well.

As it relates to weaknesses, chicken farms do have a number of very high operating expenses as it relates to maintaining the property, hiring animal handlers, and managing every aspect of the chickens overall health. As such, these businesses do have risks related to inventory spoilage and death.

For opportunities, these businesses readily expand when a farmer decides to purchase additional land from which to raise organic chickens. This is really the only way that these companies have the ability to generate additional revenues given that land can only provide so much capacity specific for a chicken farm.

For threats, the biggest threat faced by these businesses internally is the risk of disease among chickens. This can wipe out the entire inventory of the business. It should be noted that when the other primary risks faced by these businesses is that chicken is price on a commoditized basis. As such, sharp declines in the overall market rate for chicken can have a substantial and deleterious impact on the revenues of the chicken farm.

A chicken farm marketing plan also needs to be developed although this can be done somewhat on a limited basis given, again, that these businesses primarily divest their inventories directly to wholesalers and distributors. However, some people with the local market choose work directly with farmers in order to acquire their chickens and eggs. As such, a modest website that showcases the operations of the business, poultry products available, and related information can assist with boosting the visibility of the company. Even businesses that do not rely on a major online presence typically will maintain a website to provide a great degree of legitimacy for the chicken farm. A presence on social media is not needed at all and is a chicken farm is going to be hosting events or selling its products directly to the general public. Even in this regards the need to maintain an expansive presence on FaceBook, Twitter, and Instagram is very limited.

For entrepreneurs that have a love of the land and farming, a chicken farm can be a relatively easy way to develop these types of operations. The high gross margins generated from both meat and eggs sales allow these businesses to service their underlying financial obligations in almost all economic climates. Chicken farming will continue remain popular especially as more and more people focus on wanting to keep an organic diet and are concerned about the health and well-being of the animals that they consume.