Egyptian broiler poultry industry: current situation Egyptian poultry industry has evolved into a very significant sector of Egyptian agricultural production. The times when growing poultry in the backyard farms was only a traditional activity that supported the well being of particular household are gone. That does not necessarily mean that backyard poultry production disappeared rather then the role of backyard poultry production for household consumption in the overall national poultry production became minimal. Since middle of the 20th century there have been various vectors and conditions for poultry sector development in Egypt. The socialist era is known for its generous subsidies and support. Today the poultry industry in Egypt is predominantly market driven and has to find its way in the turbulent waters of global market.