The Welfare of Backyard Chickens

I am a final year Bio-Veterinary Science student at the Royal Veterinary College, conducting a research project investigation on ‘The Welfare of Backyard Chickens’ that are kept in gardens, allotments or small areas of private land. I want to find out how common they are, how they are being kept and for what purpose’.

If you own a small flock of chickens of 25 bird or less and are able to spare the time to answer a short series of questions below, I would really appreciate your participation in this survey.

It should only take a maximum of 30 minutes. Please answer as many questions as you can. All the information you submit will be completely ANONYMOUS and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

By clicking the ‘next’ button at the bottom of the page you are consenting to take part in the survey. If you wish to stop at anytime, press the 'exit' button on the right hand side of the page.

If you have any queries or would like a copy of my final report, please contact me at or or my supervisor Dr Siobhan Abeyesinghe

Many thanks for your time.

Felicity Murdoch