Domestic fowl population in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2018

This statistic shows the estimated number of domestic fowl kept as pets in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010/11 to 2017/18. The population of domestic fowl in the UK was estimated at around 700 thousand in 2014/15. This number has dropped in recent years, with the population estimated at 500 thousand in 2017/18. Domestic fowl covers all birds that are kept for home use, for example chickens or roosters.

Number of domestic fowl kept as pets in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010/11 to 2017/18

Number of domestic fowl pets in millions
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Release date

April 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010/11 to 2017/18

Number of respondents


Age group

Supplementary notes

Figures based on estimates from a survey, showing rolling totals over each respective two year period.
* Sample sizes vary as follows: n (2017/18) = 8,000; n (2015/16) = 8000; n (2014/15) = 8353; n (2013/14) = 6,192; n (2012/13) = 4,223; n (2011/12) = 4,205; n (2010/11) = 4,156.
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