A chicken is expected to produce at least $1 in the poultry production we teach. This covers the farm labor, and at wholesale generates at least 5% of the actual profit margin after all expenses are paid (farm labor, health insurance, retirement, etc).
When we measure the additional monetary profitability of this system we have to take into account the combination of chicken sales with that of other goods produced on the farm, such as manure, elderberries, and hazelnuts, and any income generated through services and apprenticeships provided on the farm. Profitability can vary depending on how much farmers want to utilize to generate additional income. After all the farm's goods and services are included in the calculations a farmer will get a better sense of their final net profit margins.