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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

    Jul 13, 2007
    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
  2. FarmerRob

    FarmerRob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2007
    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.


    Hope that helps.

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