3 Chickens for Every Person Alive Today | Historic Facts

World loves chicken so much there are 3 of them for every person alive today. Below are the quick facts about the chickens that all the chicken lovers should know:

  • 66 billion chickens are consumed by 7 billion humans during 2016. Could have increased now.
  • There were 3-5 billion population of passenger pigeons in 1800. It was the most common wild in human history before chickens took over.
  • 23 billion World’s chicken population at any time. Broiler chicken are harvested every 5-7 weeks.
  • World’s Chicken weight is able 3 times higher than all the other wild birds together.
  • They grow 3 times faster than the jungle fowl, their wild ancestor.
  • Modern broiler chicken weigh 4-5 times as much as 1957 breeds.


Historic Facts:

  • The country chicken has been around for 8,000 years.
  • Chicken bones believed to be more than 4,000 years old that have been found near the Indus Valley location.
  • The modern broiler chicken was first bred in America during 1950’s, has a little common with its ancestor.
  • These broiler chicken are man made and it cannot survive without human assistance.
  • Broiler chicken suffers terribly if left alive for more than weeks.

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