Chicagoland Backyard Poultry Survey
20 questions to help us learn more about backyard poultry keeping in the Chicago area. A chance to "get on the map" if you wish, or not if you don't. No identifying information will be shared or published without your permission!
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THANKS!
1) Do you keep backyard poultry now in the Chicago area? *
Required
2) How many do (or did) you keep at one time? *
Be specific about kinds of poultry: chickens, ducks, etc.
3) What breeds do you have or recommend from your experience? *
4) What are your estimated monthly costs to keep poultry? *
5) What are dimensions (approx) of your total property? *
eg 25 x 125 square feet
6-a) What are dimensions of your coop and run? *
6-b) Describe features of your coop and related systems *
Basic function, special aspects?
7) What responses have you received from neighbors or passersby about your poultry? *
8-a) What are (or were) your reasons for keeping backyard poultry? *
eg eggs, connection to food, education, pets, garden fertilizer, sustainable lifestyle, other?
8-b) What are your thoughts or plans for your birds after they stop laying? *
9-a) What challenges do (or did) you experience in keeping backyard poultry, and how have you handled them? *
eg space, constructing adequate coop/run, sources of supplies, managing smells, managing manure, winter care, summer care, health issues, end of life, noise issues, flies, rats, predators, neighbors, regulations, other?
9-b) If you are not keeping backyard poultry now, what is the primary reason? *
type "n/a" if you have poultry now
9-c) Knowing what you know now, would you start keeping poultry? *
Required
10) How have you learned about backyard poultry and what sources of info do you recommend? *
11-a) Are you willing to talk with your city council member and staff about backyard poultry? *
Required
11-b) Please elaborate: what support you request, why you prefer not to, or their response if you've already met with them
12-a) Do you keep any other urban livestock? *
Required
12-b) Do you want to keep other urban livestock, and if so which?
13) What CITY or TOWN do you live in? *
14) Your zipcode *
If in Chicago, which NEIGHBORHOOD do you live in?
16) We are working on a comprehensive UNPUBLISHED map of Chicagoland poultry keepers -- if you are willing to put your street address on the map, please provide below.
17) Please provide your name and email address for verification and follow up. *
18) Will you help to "hunt and peck" for people keeping livestock in your area and do some CHI-CHICK-ENS OUTREACH? *
Required
19) Are you interested in joining a CCE speakers group? *
Presentations, tabling at events, etc.
Required
20) Any other thoughts, comments, or questions?
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