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:

  • More than 300 businesses supplying products or services to the chicken industry
  • Nearly 1,000 farm families that grow the chickens
  • Hundreds of individuals who work in the chicken industry
  • The five chicken companies operating on Delmarva

Introducing the DCA President's Club

New and existing members can also join the 2021 DCA President's Club, showing their foundational role in the chicken community and receiving added membership benefits valued at $325. Learn more here.

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, on-farm field days, workshops and socials for growers, allowing allied businesses several ways to market directly to the chicken community
  • Subscriptions to our bimonthly magazine for DCA's 1,600 members and to Chicken Chatter, our weekly e-newsletter
  • Member-exclusive advertising opportunities in the magazine and in Chicken Chatter; our media kit has details on ad sizes and costs
  • Networking opportunities with growers, legislators and industry members at our Booster BBQ and annual College Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • A member-written 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 bimonthly magazine for DCA's 1,600 members and to Chicken Chatter, our weekly e-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 annual Booster BBQ

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 two registrations for the Booster BBQ being held Friday, May 6, 2022.


Apply for membership today!