Chicken Owner Survey - Please Help

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PlanterTomato, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. PlanterTomato

    PlanterTomato Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi fellow chicken owners. I’m writing a posting for my gardening blog on who owns chickens and why. I reached out to the USDA for information on this subject, but they haven't really collected any information on backyard chicken keepers.
    If you own chickens, please let me know a little bit about how many you own and why by taking the Backyard Chicken Survey. It will only take a few minutes and I'd really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance!
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChickenOwnership
     
  2. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha, not very UK friendly, and not a mention of Practical Poultry magazine which is the one I get over here. [​IMG]
     
  3. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    Quote:We get that magazine here too and I love it!!! I need to just get a subscription to it instead of trying to get it at TSC.
     
  4. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, I have 16 hens, mostly sex-link hens but a few interesting mutts too.
    Originally I did it purely for eggs, having moved to acreage in the country after a life as a city girl.
    I don't bathe, fluff or dress up my chickens in diapers or sweaters, as some do, but I thoroughly
    enjoy watching them doing silly chicken things "au naturel" as they scratch and run around on the property.
    The yummy eggs are a definite bonus and I even sell a few at the end of my driveway to help pay for their food.
    A note of caution when raising chickens for eggs ... They are not cost effective and they are probably going to be the most expensive eggs you'll ever eat.
    But well worth it on many other levels.
     
  5. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Took it! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
     
  7. PlanterTomato

    PlanterTomato Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys. Keep 'em coming.
     
  8. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took it. There are local websites that I frequent that were not included, but maybe you just wanted the major ones.
     
  9. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took it. [​IMG]
     
  10. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    done...[​IMG]
     

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