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Volume 13, Number 1—January 2007


Interaction Between Humans and Poultry, Rural Cambodia

Sowath Ly*Comments to Author , Maria D. Van Kerkhove†, Davun Holl‡, Yves Froehlich§, and Sirenda Vong*
Author affiliations: *Pasteur Institute in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; †London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom; ‡Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; §Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Phnom Penh, Cambodia;

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Poultry raising and flock characteristics, rural Cambodia

Flock characteristicsChickens 
(n = 261)Ducks 
(n = 97)
Median number per flock (range)10 (1–110)6 (1–800)
Animal age when raising begins (months)0 (0–15)0 (0–12)
Type of raising
  Free ranging100%96%
Raising purpose (noncumulative)
  Household needs73%70%
  Meat for sale54%42%
  Eggs for sale1%16%

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