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The Business of Chicken

Americans consumed about 90 pounds of chicken per person in 2015, so it’s no wonder that chicken is the #1 protein in the United States! Getting that chicken from the farm to table takes over 25,000 family farms and nearly 1.4 million people who are directly and indirectly employed by the broiler industry.

This infographic provides a snapshot into how Americans eat, purchase and raise chicken in the United States. As you can see, the business of chicken is a key facet of the American economy and dinner plate.

Learn more about how today’s chickens are raised in our FAQ section.