The chicken egg has been a staple inside the American household for generations, and in 2019, table egg production totaled 99.1 billion. However, in the years of early American agriculture, chickens were bred and their eggs collected for the purpose of feeding the farmer’s family or sharing with close neighbors.
While eggs remain a large industry, society has seen a shift to ‘backyard’ producers and farmers once again raising chickens on their own land. As coronavirus hit in recent months, demand skyrocketed for farm-raised produce, meat and eggs, and many began looking at ways to grow and produce their own food.
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