Published: May 27, 2015
Eggs are popular and common breakfast plate. Whether you have them sunny side, scrambled or in a scrumptious omelets, we owe much of our morning food to chickens. With the array of different eggs in your supermarket, it may not surprise you that there are so many eggs being produced. But did you know that annually the U.S. pumps out 75,000,000,000 eggs? That’s a lot of dozens.
Compared to that amount, in the U.S. there are 280,000,000 egg laying chickens n the U.S. Each chicken lays an average of 275 eggs a year. Do you think you eat that many eggs a year?
So which state slaughters the most chickens in the U.S.? At the top of the list is Georgia at 1,238,996. Alabama (1,003,830), Arkansas (887,508), North Carolina (739,927), Mississippi (708,858) and Texas (614,319) follow in the lead of the number of chickens slaughtered. The total weight of these chickens range from 7,028,022 pounds to 50,357,7575.
In total, the U.S. slaughters 8,503,750 chickens a year. So which state produces the most eggs? Well, at the top would be Iowa at 53,044,000 eggs. Next in lead is Ohio at 27,869,000 and Indiana’s chickens squat out 26,491,000. Pennsylvania follows (24,2244,000) along with California (16,261,000), Texas (14,786,000) and Michigan (12,646,000). At the bottom of the top producing states in 2013 is Minnesota (9,982,000), Nebraska (9.318,000) and Georgia (9,210,000).
Did your state make it to either of these lists? If so, maybe that’s why your chicken and eggs are priced the way they are.