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Why chickens are twice as big today as they were 60 years ago
MarketWatch ^ | January 7, 2017 | Evie Liu

Posted on 01/08/2017 10:37:13 AM PST by Trump20162020

American families are getting smaller and yet chickens are getting larger.

As we begin 2017, Americans can look back at 2016 as yet another year with record-high chicken consumption—an average of 89.6 pounds per person. That’s more than three times as much as our grandparents ate.

Chickens we eat today are twice as big as they were 60 years ago. In 1955, the average weight of chickens sold on market was 3.07 pounds, while the number for the first half of 2016 was 6.18 pounds, according to National Chicken Council, a nonprofit trade organization based in Washington, D.C.

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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: chicken; chickenobesity; chickens; meat; obesity; poultry; respectchickensday
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1 posted on 01/08/2017 10:37:13 AM PST by Trump20162020
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To: Trump20162020

It’s Trump’s fault, of course. /s


2 posted on 01/08/2017 10:40:06 AM PST by BigEdLB (To Dimwitocrats: We won. You lost. Get used to it.)
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To: Trump20162020
Two hundred years in the future they will be monstrous!


3 posted on 01/08/2017 10:40:12 AM PST by Ciaphas Cain (The choice to be stupid is not a conviction I am obligated to respect.)
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To: Trump20162020
Why chickens Americans are twice as big today as they were 60 years ago.....
4 posted on 01/08/2017 10:41:47 AM PST by Delta 21 (Patiently waiting for the jack booted kick at my door.)
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To: Trump20162020

I thought they were pumping the meat full of water.


5 posted on 01/08/2017 10:41:48 AM PST by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: Trump20162020

One word: Perdue. Frank made high standard chicken his mission.


6 posted on 01/08/2017 10:42:54 AM PST by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job....)
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To: Trump20162020

I go for the range-fed chickens. They are tastier.

The abnormally large chicken piece have a strange texture.


7 posted on 01/08/2017 10:43:32 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Trump20162020

Chickens weigh twice as much today?
I weigh twice as much today.
Obviously gravity is increasing,
doubling in a mere 50 years.
Meanwhile candy bars continue to shrink,
just like pants.


8 posted on 01/08/2017 10:43:39 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Trump20162020
American families are getting smaller and yet chickens are getting larger.

They have to. With the Ebola economy, people can only afford half a chicken in every pot.

9 posted on 01/08/2017 10:43:59 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

I have got 5 girls and the are the biggest amongst all our friends who also have chickens. We feed them very well and take good care of them daily. They also eat a lot of our leftover food that is natural.

Nothing better than fresh eggs.


10 posted on 01/08/2017 10:46:51 AM PST by Dacula (I have a disease called AWESOME, you would not understand it since you don't have it.)
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To: tet68
just like pants

Yep, mine are certainly like that. But not the legs, just the waists. I asked a physicist friend why that was and he said it's because gravity is up and down, not back and forth. It makes sense to me.

11 posted on 01/08/2017 10:47:23 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Trump20162020

Silicone. No wait, that’s just the breasts...


12 posted on 01/08/2017 10:47:58 AM PST by bigbob (We have better coverage than Verizon - Can You Hear Us Now?)
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To: Trump20162020
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13 posted on 01/08/2017 10:48:29 AM PST by Zeneta
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To: Ciaphas Cain

He’s got a book under his wing. I can just barely make out the title - “To Serve Man”.


14 posted on 01/08/2017 10:52:48 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Dacula

We also have 5 hens but they are only average size. One is a Silkie and is bantam size. The Ameracaunas are not that big. If it lookjs like the grid is going down I’ll run out and get some Buckeyes. :-)


15 posted on 01/08/2017 10:58:34 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: Trump20162020
2016 was 6.18 pounds

Likely part of that extra weight is from the saline solution pumped into the meat during the processing cycle.


16 posted on 01/08/2017 11:00:30 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Trump20162020

The changing climate is mutating the chickens. In a few years chickenZilla will have a rampage.


17 posted on 01/08/2017 11:01:20 AM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: tet68

LoL!


18 posted on 01/08/2017 11:02:14 AM PST by dragonblustar
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To: Trump20162020

They are attempting to breed a boneless, all-white-meat chicken.


19 posted on 01/08/2017 11:02:37 AM PST by Joe Bfstplk (A Irredeemable Deplorable)
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To: Trump20162020

Bottom Line...

“Top of the Food Chain” is the only planet you ever want to live on.


20 posted on 01/08/2017 11:03:10 AM PST by zeestephen
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