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Backyard chicken farmers: How many are there?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jdeconto, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. jdeconto

    jdeconto New Egg

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    Hi, folks. I'm a journalist in NC working on a story about backyard chicken farmers. It definitely seems to be a growing practice. Are any of you aware of any statistics that show the growth of backyard chicken farming over time?

    Thank you,

    Jesse DeConto
    Staff Writer
    News & Observer
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    919-932-8760
     
  2. FarmerRob

    FarmerRob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know any stats, but if no one else has them for you maybe you could survey some of the larger hatcheries for a head count on their non-commercial customers.

    This link is to a list of hatcheries.

    http://www.poultryconnection.com/hatchery.html

    Hope that helps.
     

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