In the U.S., the chicken industry directly employs about 381,000 people. But if you count all the people who grow feed for the chickens, drive delivery trucks, serve chicken wings, make the packaging, or are otherwise indirectly employed, that’s a total of 1.5 million jobs.
Chicken is the most affordable source of high-quality protein in the meat case. That makes it an accessible source of protein that retailers and consumers depend on.
From the farm to your table, and everywhere in between, chicken is vital to the American economy. To know more about chicken’s economic impact where you live, visit Chicken Feeds America.