Since its founding in 1948, Delmarva Chicken Association has focused on the common good of the broiler industry. With 1,600 members, DCA is dedicated to Delmarva's chicken industry. Our members include:

  • 350 Businesses supplying products or services to the chicken industry
  • More than 1,000 farm families that grow the chickens
  • Hundreds of individuals who work in the chicken industry
  • The five chicken companies operating on Delmarva

Allied/Individual Member Benefits

  • Opportunity to participate in electric buying group, saving thousands on Delmarva Power bills
  • Sponsorship opportunities at DCA events, including the National Meeting on Poultry Health, Processing & Live Production, our on-farm field day, and monthly lunch and learn workshops for growers, allowing allied businesses a variety of ways to market directly to the chicken community
  • Subscription to DCA in Action and Chicken Chatter, a weekly email newsletter
  • Member-exclusive advertising opportunities in our two newsletters, DCA In Action (for all DCA members) and Timely Topics (focused on growers)
  • Networking opportunities with growers, legislators and industry members at our spring Booster Banquet and annual scholarship golf tournament
  • Listing in our searchable online member directory
  • Ability to participate on DCA committees, including Grower, Environmental, Poultry Health & Government Relations

Grower Member Benefits

  • Opportunity to participate in electric buying group, saving thousands on Delmarva Power bills
  • Ability to attend grower lunch and learn workshops that share tips on topics such as litter management and ventilation, among others and even earn you nutrient management credits
  • Notices of classes, workshops, biosecurity advisories, and regulations that can affect your bottom line
  • Vision care discounts
  • Free technical assistance in installing vegetative environmental buffers on farms, and grant eligibility for some types of buffers
  • Subscriptions to our two newsletters - DCA in Action and Timely Topics - and Chicken Chatter, a weekly email newsletter
  • Ability to participate on DCA committees, including Grower, Environmental, Poultry Health & Government Relations
  • Networking opportunities with other growers, legislators and industry members at our spring Booster Banquet

Who Should Join

  • Existing growers in Delaware, Maryland, or Virginia's Eastern Shore
  • New growers or those considering starting a chicken business
  • Businesses that supply products or services to the industry
  • Individuals who work in or with the industry
  • Grain farmers
  • Anyone who supports a vibrant Delmarva chicken industry

Membership Cost

Suggested minimum dues for growers are $75 for each chicken house in operation on your farm.

Suggested minimum dues for business members are as follows:

  • 1-5 employees worldwide: $150
  • 6-49 employees worldwide: $300
  • 50-99 employees worlwide: $500
  • More than 100 employees worldwide: $1,000

Suggested minimum dues for individual members are $150.

For each $150 in annual membership dues, a member is eligible for one ticket to our annual Booster Banquet in April.


Apply for membership today!