In 2011/2012 there were roughly 7 billion people in the world and the average consumption was 14.5 kilograms per person per year. Doing some elementary mathematics, that comes out to

**276 million**kilograms of chicken consumed per day. If a chicken is roughly 5lb then this equates to**55 million chickens**eaten each day.Also asked, how many chickens are alive in the world?

There are

**19 billion chickens**on the planet according to the United Nations. The Nation with the highest chicken to human ratio is Bahrain. The gulf nation apparently has**40 chickens**for every person, much more than a chicken in every pot. I wonder how they figure this stuff out.How many chickens are killed each year by KFC?

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**1 billion chickens**killed each year for KFC's buckets are crammed by the tens of thousands into excrement-filled sheds that stink of ammonia fumes.How many chickens are born each day in the world?

9 Billion Chickens Born a Year in US

Born per year (millions) | Percent of all born | |
---|---|---|

Broiler chickens | 8,680 | 92.27 |

Broiler breeders | 46 | 0.49 |

Layer chickens | 259 | 2.76 |

Turkeys | 274 | 2.91 |