Where does all that chicken come from?

Have you ever stopped to wonder about the sheer number of chickens that must exist so that every single day of the week the chicken spot stays stocked up? Where does all that chicken come from? I mean, at any point in time there are over 30 whole chickens on the grill, and this is the case for most of the day! You order one, they put another one down on the grill, every single day, all day!

This begs the question, how is it possible that we are not running out of chickens to eat? How is it that we meet this sheer demand day in and day out? These are big chickens, not baby chickens. This means that somewhere, there are thousands and thousands of chickens available for purchase to fill up each and every chicken spot in every city of the globe. They are being produced as quickly as you and I are consuming them. I can’t help but wonder how they reproduce this food so quickly? I’m assuming hormones and growth drugs are in the picture?

Does there come a time in the not so distant future where we can’t keep up with the demand? Humans are occupying more and more of the earth, and with more mouths to feed, we’ll need to keep that food supply going. Have you guys watched Interstellar? The movie takes place in a world where they ran out of food, and the earth is dying because the food supply is so scarce. The only food that they have is corn based, which sort of makes sense, if you’ve watched any of these anti-gmo documentaries, you know that corn is used for everything.

I’m not saying things are going to get like that, but every time I see the sheer number of chickens, plus the amount of food that we consume on a daily basis, I can’t help but wonder how we can possibly keep up with this level of consumption. What do you folks think?

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