Which came first, the chicken or the egg? While we may never know the answer to that question, there is a lot of helpful and interesting information about chickens and eggs on this site.
For instance, did you know that there is approximately one egg laying chicken for each American? That’s right! With approximately 327 million of us living in this country and 324 million egg-laying hens, each of us has approximately one chicken laying eggs for our consumption.
Or did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for chicken wings, with more than 100 million pounds of wings being consumed on that day?
For more facts about eggs, check out About The U.S. Egg Industry and for information about chicken wings, visit Americans to eat 1.35 billion chicken wings for Super Bowl.
Minnesota’s poultry farmers are committed to raising safe, healthy and affordable food for families in the state and around the world. Their work in producing broiler chickens, eggs and turkeys is valued at more than $1 billion in economic impact and employs more than 26,000 of your friends, family and neighbors, in a variety of jobs, both on the farm and off.