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Placement of hatchery chicks and turkey poults

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May 2009 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Placements of hatchery chicks on farms stood at 57.1 million birds in May, down 5.6% from May 2008. Placements of turkey poults on farms fell 11.4% to 1.8 million birds.

Available on CANSIM: table 003-0021.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 5039.

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