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<p>The leading counties are (1992 figures):</p>
 
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<th scope="col">Layers</th> </tr></thead><tr><td scope="row">Darke</td><td>7,701,964</td></tr><tr><td scope="row">Mercer</td><td>3,967,791</td></tr></table>[[Category:Natural History Geography]]
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<th scope="col">Layers</th><tr><td scope="row">Darke</td><td>7,701,964</td></tr><tr><td scope="row">Mercer</td><td>3,967,791</td></tr></table>[[Category:Natural History Geography]]

Latest revision as of 11:20, 27 March 2019

Although early Ohio farmers kept poultry such as chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys, it was not until the mid-1800s that a growing trade in these animals began.

In 1992, nearly 5,000 Ohio farms included poultry in their livestock. More than 3,500 of these farms had 19 million egg-laying chickens. In 1995, Ohio ranked second in the nation in this business. Ohio also ranked second in the nation in egg production (approximately 6 billion eggs, valued at $252,973,000).

The leading counties are (1992 figures):

County Layers
Darke7,701,964
Mercer3,967,791