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Table 1 General characteristics of backyard chicken flocks in Finland

From: Questionnaire study and postmortem findings in backyard chicken flocks in Finland

Characteristics No. of flocks %
No. of birds in flock (n = 178)A   
1-10 36 20.2
11-20 65 36.5
21-50 61 34.3
51-100 9 5.1
101-200 6 3.4
201-500 1 0.6
No. of bird types represented in flock (n = 178)   
Chicken only flock 116 65.2
Two bird types in flock 34 19.1
Three bird types in flock 12 6.7
More than three bird types in flock 16 9.0
Owner-stated purpose for owning flock (n = 178)   
Eggs for family 141 79.2
Meat for family 47 26.4
Hobby, companion, pet 128 71.9
Breeding 41 23.0
House management (n = 178)   
Inside, confined to barn 4 2.2
Inside with confined outdoor access 96 53.9
Inside with free outdoor access 76 42.7
Free 2 1.1
Birds raised in the same premises   
(n = 178)   
<1 year 15 8.4
1-3 years 26 14.6
2-5 years 59 33.1
>5 years 78 43.8
Flock registered to the obligatory national   
poultry register (n = 177)   
Yes 147 83.1
No 30 16.9
  1. AThe total number of participants that answered this question.