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.