How many chickens does a farm usually have?

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Question by Mercy: How many chickens does a farm usually have?
How many chickens does a chicken or regular farm (crop growing farm) normally have at a time?

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3 Responses to How many chickens does a farm usually have?

  1. Well, it depends on the farm but i assume you mean that generic cow, pig, chicken farm. The generic white chicken you usually have 5-10 chickens and 1 or 2 cockerels.

    May 27, 2014 at 9:10 am

  2. Very few “regular” farms have chickens anymore. If they do it is probably just 10 or so, just like most backyard chicken keepers. It’s just not economically viable for small time farmers to keep chickens to sell to the public anymore, if they have them it is just for the family. A broiler chicken farm will have groups of several thousand and keep them for about 8 weeks before slaughter. A layer chicken farm can also have thousands of birds but will keep them for up to 2 years.

    Sarah Iverson
    May 27, 2014 at 9:11 am

  3. it depends on how big the farm is, and for what purpose are the chickens for.

    May 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

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