Ages of fowls (chickens) as recorded by the Agricultural Census

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Agricultural Census Categories of Fowl in 1950 1940 1961
Fowls over six months 722,807 Show data context 1,234,920 Show data context
Fowls under six months 747,679 Show data context 1,547,544 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 - 1961 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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In 1940 and 1950, the Agricultural Census divided fowls (chickens) into birds aged over and under six months. Later censuses further classified birds under six months based on intended use, but we have re-classified the later data to this simpler system.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Cheshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Ages of fowls (chickens) as recorded by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th November 2021