There are more chickens than people in the world
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The chicken is the mascot of globalization. It is ubiquitous food staple found all around the world. They are a metaphor for the thing we all share and a universal symbol for comfort and familiarity.
Our love affair with this silly little bird knows no bounds. Here’s to you chicken!
Three chicken has been domesticated for 8,000 years
In Ancient Egypt eggs were hung in temples to ensure a bountiful temple river flood.
Chickens were a valuable commodity in ancient Rome. Romans invented the omelet and the idea of stuffing chickens before cooking.
Chickens foretold victory or defeat in battle.
By the early 1900s, chickens had surpassed beef as Americas most popular meat.
Why does Kauai, Hawaii have so many wild chickens? In 1992, Hurricane Iniki destroyed a number of chicken farms on Kauai, Hawaii, freeing wild birds across the island.
During the 1900a, 9 billion chickens were annually consumed by humans. That’s 80 pounds of bird per person, each year. Started in 1996, World Egg Day is always on the second Friday in October.
In 2004, geneticists sequenced the complete chicken genome, representing the first sequencing of an original dinosaur descendant.
In 1900, the average hen produced 83 eggs per year. In 2009, that number was 325.
Egg = approx. 10 eggs
On average, every American consumed about 249 eggs in 2012
Bermuda’s chicken population 30,000 and growing.
China rules the global roost with the largest total number of chickens about 371 million.
There are four cities in the United States that have the word “chicken” in their name:
Chicken Bristle, Illinois
Chicken Bristle, Kentucky
Chicken Town, Pennsylvania
The planet is home to almost 19 billion living chickens. That’s nearly three per person!
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