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"Permaculture Chickens" Kickstarter!

 
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Great Jack!!! keep the vibe up, we're rolling to fill the basket of eggs!!!
 
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Backed and shared! Can't wait to see the finished product!!
 
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Thanks Angela and everyone else for your support! Yesterday was BIG ($2K) with the Survival Podcast and some hot action from FB, in particular HUGE blogs like the "Food Renegade"!

We're over 60% there! The permies are at $4,573! Getting close to the $5K goal.

 
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I just got in at $30 ($25 + $5) I should be in the permies total, since I used a link on the forums.
 
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Thanks Julia!
 
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Any update on what the permies count is?
 
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$4693!
 
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Well, I was finally able to contribute. I had to use a different card -- which is strange since I use that other card for EVERYTHING. Anyway... I didn't see any notification that I contributed on behalf of Permies, but at least I'll get my DVD... As long as you reach your goal.

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Hey Kevin! Thanks!

The Permies.com count is now at $4723 so I bet it tracked ya!

Hey, "Permaculture Goofballs"! We're getting close!
 
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Hi Justin,

Yay, it really looks like you're going to make it with room to spare. What do you do with "extra money"? Is there such a thing as "extra money"?

If you want an accurate count of the total from Permies people, count in another 25+5, because I backed you, but did not use the permies link, and used a credit card with a different name

Last question, did you take Geoff Lawton's course in person or online? We might have been classmates. I took his online class last year!

Thekla
 
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come on 18,169! and 19 days, share, share, share, it's nearly done!!! I changed my backing yetserday, just 10 more but it's worth all of it!!
 
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It's official! "Permaculture Chickens" will be made possible by the "permaculture goofballs at Permies.com"!

You've brought in:

$5,058!!!

Thekla! Great Question! The budget we have set is for raw costs to make this project happen. It covers the expenses we've already made and the future expenses of the film production. It does not include any compensation for my own time and energy invested in the project. It would be a huge blessing if we go over! This is an attempt to make a right livelihood doing something that can help so many people, and better our world!

I had the privilege to take Geoff's PDC in person at his farm, Zaytuna! Sorry, we weren't classmates. Congrats on your PDC! It was well worth it, wasn't it?

Lorenzo! Thanks from the bottom of my heart. I think you win the "most heart felt and passionate backer" award!

In other news! The Well Fed Homestead just put out a great story about the project! She certainly captures my heart on what I'm trying to do here. Check out her article, entitled "When Newbie Farmers Wish Joel Salatin Could Move In..."







 
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Backed!
Looking forward to the results!!!

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Thanks Mat and everyone else!

We're now over $20K altogether! Almost 80% funded!
 
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Yeah, that is so exciting! I check the totals on kickstarter at least once a day. We are so close, with so much time , surely we'll get to the target! And I hope you do get some of that mythical "extra money".

I am really looking forward to the video. I would like to have more chickens and rotate them through my small acreage, but my chickens would fly right over the portable fence. I saw in the preview you were ?clipping their wings? which process I have never understood. I know I'll find out that and more. Hooray and thanks for this fine project.

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Thanks Thekla! I am fairly certain we will reach our goal! We've got some very BIG coverage coming up soon, so that should help. Plus! Our Kickstarter video has been viewed over 6,000 times! Sure, some folks just aren't interested in backing, but I think a lot are waiting!
 
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yeah, lots of reasons for waiting, but once I was waiting and missed the closing date on Kickstarter project for a children's book with beautiful illustrations. I was sorry I missed it, but I know about waiting.

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i finally got the time to be able to support this - sorry it took so long - glad to see it looks like it will get funded
 
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Better late than never, Kelly! Thanks for your support!
 
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Hi Justin,

I just watched your Facebook video, and even though you've had a decent number of views, I'm worried that it won't get you the traffic to Kickstarter that you are looking for because there is no mention of Kickstarter in the video (that I noticed) - Maybe you could add an end slate that says, "Kickstarter - Permaculture Chickens" with the end date on it.

Ideally a link, but I'm not sure you can create active links in videos on Facebook.

Anyway, I hope this piece of unsolicited advice helps!

Kevmo
 
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Thanks Kevin!

The link to the kickstarter is in the text and at the end of the FB video. Unfortunately, that's all I can do with FB video. I don't have the options you typically get in a youtube video. Thanks for looking out for us!
 
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I guess I'm to late to tell anyone about this? >
 
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Steve Cyclone wrote:I guess I'm to late to tell anyone about this? >



still 13 day's to go spread the word!!! never too late

 
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oh my just a thousand dollars to reach the goal!!! I was away for two days working on my land from the kickstarter page, coming back home really tired and just had a moment now to look it up, wow!!! you're Justin and you'll jump the line and keep moving
 
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We made it! Today around 1:30pm! Thanks to everyone for all your support!



Thanks Lorenzo!

Steve, it's never too late. We still have 11 days to go! Prices are 40% what they will be at retail once we release. Get em while they're hot!

You can find "Permaculture Chickens" here.
 
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got any stretch goals justin?
 
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Cassie and friends!

I'm working on some stretch goals! So far, I'm thinking English subtitles for the hearing impaired and bonus footage at the DVD level.

I am open for suggestions!
 
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The backers have spoken... and we're adding a stretch goal!

If we can get to $30K, we'll add: English subtitles for the hearing impaired, some info on ducks, other climates and natural predator solutions.



On another note! Cassie, and friends, of Permies.com have raised $6,022 for the project! A HUGE thanks!
 
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great Justin I'm so happy, 30K !!! wow great goal and really close still 4 days! I saw the stretch goals and think they're great, can't wait
I'll be thinking about chickens sometime next year so I guess your film will be perfect for winter evenings in front of the wood stove designing and prepping
 
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I found this different Kickstarter campaign. They are only trying to raise $50 so I pledged $1.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502440605/silkies-an-adorable-uber-fluffy-chicken-hatch-a-lo
 
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Justin Rhodes wrote:The backers have spoken... and we're adding a stretch goal!

If we can get to $30K, we'll add: English subtitles for the hearing impaired, some info on ducks, other climates and natural predator solutions.




Y'all ain't foolin' me! There's a goose dead center in that mix!

How do you explained that?!

Huh!?
 
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Steve Cyclone wrote:I found this different Kickstarter campaign. They are only trying to raise $50 so I pledged $1.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1502440605/silkies-an-adorable-uber-fluffy-chicken-hatch-a-lo




26$

!!!

More than halfway there!

!!!
 
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Thanks everyone for all your support! You helped me raise $6,307!
 
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Just a quick update for everyone...

We just wrapped up 10 days of filming, and things couldn't have gone any better:

Here's some behind the scenes photo's:

Here I show how to manage broody hens to hatch your own eggs:



Check out the garden to the right. I'm talking about how I used the chickens to till, compost, mulch and plant that garden. Yes, I said plant. I didn't plant a single seed. I just threw in veggie scraps and the chickens spread the seeds.



Here the "Beautiful One" shows how to cook various egg and chicken dishes:



The video guy uploads some footage:



Butchering:



Jim Adkins on how to breed your own flock:



Pat Foreman in with her backyard flock on how to manage chickens when their illegal:



Interviewing Joel about profiting on chickens and his personal success:



Getting ready to fly the drone over Joel's "millennium feathernet":



Shooting the "egg mobile"



Getting the pastured poultry pens:

 
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wow! absolutely phenomenal pictures justin!! thanks for the update.
 
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Hi All! Justin Rhodes shared yesterday a sample chapter of the film with the Kickstarter backers. Guess many of us here on permies had the sneak peek preview, what did you think of it?
16 minutes of great quality!!! It's nearly ready, and it sounds awesome!!!
Go Justin, I loved it
 
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CHICKEN UNDERGROUND.

Love it!
 
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Hey, Lorenzo. I'm a KS backer for Justin's DVD but I never got the email. Could you send me the link via PM? Thanks
 
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Hi gary, I can ask Justin to check why the email didn't get to you. Otherwise you can go on the kickstarter page and send him a comment: permaculture chickens
 
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Gary got word from Justin all worked out well, if anyone here has issues with link get in touch with Justin via the kickstarter project, he'll find the solution
 
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