# of backyard laying hens in Colorado

Asked July 7, 2017, 6:10 PM EDT

Hello, I'm a graduate student working on a market research project. I am trying to get an estimate on the number of backyard laying hens in Colorado in order to do a market size analysis, but am having a difficult time finding actual numbers. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you!

Boulder County Colorado

3 Responses

The only suggestion I have for you is to contact some of the municipalities that require permits to have backyard chickens and see how many permits have been issued. That number is not likely to be totally accurate as I'm sure people have chickens and don't have a permit. Cities like Boulder don't require a permit so I have no suggestion. You could estimate from the permits how many chickens are in a city. Wish I could give you better information. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thank you!