1. Background

Welcome to our survey of CHICKEN BREEDS.

In the following survey, you will be asked to answer questions about characteristics of different breeds of chickens.

This survey will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

To break up the survey into manageable pieces, it is divided into the following sections:

Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: American-class Breeds
Section 3: Asiatic- and English-class Breeds
Section 4: Mediterranean-class Breeds
Section 5: Continental-class Breeds
Section 6: Miscellaneous-class Breeds
Section 7: White-egg Laying Hybrids
Section 8: Brown-egg Laying Hybrids
Section 9: Meat Hybrids
Section 10: Thank you!

* 1. How many years have you kept chickens?

* 2. What's the average size of your winter laying flock?

* 3. Over the years, about how many breeds of chickens have you kept?

* 4. Which management systems have you used?

* 5. What do you do with eggs and meat?

* 6. If you sell eggs, how much do you currently charge per dozen for each of the following?

  $2 or less $2.50 $3.00 $3.50 $4.00 $4.50 $5 or more
Farm fresh only
Free-range and organic
Pasture-raised (grass-fed hens)

* 7. If you sell meat birds, how much do you currently charge per pound for the following categories?

  $1 or less $1.01 to $2.00 $2.01 to $3.00 $3.01 to $4.00 $4.01 to $5.00 More than $5.00
Farm-fresh only
On the following pages, if you don't have experience with a specific breed, you can 1) Check the column marked "I don't have sufficient experience with this breed to give accurate information." or 2) Skip questions without checking any rating for a specific breed. We have also included an introductory question to each section so you can skip entire sections if you don't have experience with those particular breeds or hybrids.


* 8. Do you have experience raising chickens in the American class (Buckeye, Chantecler, Delaware, Dominique, Holland, Java, Jersey Giant, Lamona, New Hampshire Red, Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island White or Wyandotte)?