Small poultry enterprise study
A Small-Enterprise Chicken Study for operations with
1,000 to 1,999 chickens will be conducted by the USDA's Animal & Plant
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) during August and July.
The information received from this Small-Enterprise Chicken Study
is intended to help
researchers analyse the potential spread of poultry diseases and possible
The study will:
â€¢ Describe characteristics of small-enterprise operations, including bird
species on hand, seasonal inventory and marketing of free-range chickens or eggs
and organic or other niche-market products.
â€¢ Describe movements of
animal, people, waste products, vehicles and equipment on and off operations and
estimate the distances associated with these movements.
biosecurity practices, including bird access to the outdoors.
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service will randomly select a
sample of small-enterprise chicken operations. A questionnaire will then be
mailed to the operations. Participation is voluntary and confidential.
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