Chicken Farms - Hot Properties in Delaware and Maryland

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sunset Properties, Hayward Realty 503939,0002915,0225220243

Poultry Farms, and land to build chicken houses on, are hot properties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Southern Delaware right now.  If a farmer builds chicken houses, local poultry companies will pay a $1.50 per square foot incentive to help with construction costs.  In other words, if a farmer builds a 60 x 600 chicken house (36,000 square feet) I think that any of the local poultry companies (Allen Harim, Amick, Mountaire, Perdue, Tyson) will pay a $54,000 incentive to build that size chicken house.  In exchange the poultry company requires a five year commitment to grow chickens for that company.  Most farmers build four or more chicken houses when they do build.  So, to build four chicken houses of that size the poultry companies would pay an incentive of $216,000 ($54,000 x 4).  A new chicken house of that size costs about $350,000.  Of course, this is subject to change at any time and the price paid to any given farmer may vary.  Chicken houses come in many sizes.  I used 60 x 600 as an example.  A chicken house of that size will hold approximately 48,000 chickens.  I sell farms and land in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.



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Mickey Hayward, CRB, CRS, MD & DE Farms Homes and Land Sales
Sunset Properties, 110 Market Street,
Denton, Maryland 21629                                                                                                                                        Office Phone: (410) 479-9729 x 21, Cell Phone: (410) 924-2277                                                                 

Comments (3)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a nice incentive Mickey, a  building bonus along with a 5 year contract.  Poultry must be very popular in your area.

Mar 04, 2016 01:11 PM
Mickey Hayward
Sunset Properties, Hayward Realty - Onley, VA
Farm - Land - Home Sales & Commercial Real Estate

Yes definitely Bob.  More demand than there is available land to satisfy it.   The contract is a minimum of five years with guarantees up to 15 years. 

Mar 04, 2016 08:45 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mickey Hayward Thank you for an easy read and informative post - we are now "following" you!


Apr 12, 2016 07:29 AM

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