You’ll find chickens everywhere. In fact, there are more than 25 billion chickens in the world.
Some of the most common breeds of chickens include the Leghorn, Rhode Island Red, and the Dutch Bantam.
How much do chicken breasts weigh?
The average weight of store or market bought chicken breasts is around 15 to 18 ounces (425 to 510 grams).
Chickens will live for around 10 – 15 years. A female hen will lay on average around 300 eggs per year.
The breed of chicken most commonly bred solely for meat production is the Cornish Cross and White Rock.
In the United States, a chicken which is bred only for food is known as a broiler chicken.
Chicken is an extremely versatile meat which can be used for grilling, stewing, baking, steaming, and deep frying.
In different parts of the world, different parts of the chicken will be consumed. In Asian countries they are more likely to eat the head, feet, and buttocks.
Chicken has been used as meat since around 600 BC. In Japan, a dish called torisashi contains raw chicken. Raw chicken contains salmonella which can cause serious illness and even death.
~ Fun Fact ~
A hen will turn her eggs around 50 times per day.