TIL in the early 20th Century, Chicken was considered a spring delicacy in the USA and grown seasonally by Farm Wives. During WWII, red meat was rationed and Chicken farming became industrialized. In 1930, the average American ate 10 pounds of chicken annually. Now we eat 64 pounds annually.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/17/from-farm-to-factory-the-unstoppable-rise-of-american-chicken

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  1. The other TIL coming out of this is the term “Spring Chicken” referred to to the young, tender birds that were sold whole for roasting or broiling. If you bought outside the spring, you might be buying a bigger, fatter fryer or an old hen or rooster for stewing.

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