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How the Chicken Conquered the World

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  • For at least 10,000 years, from Rome to Egypt to China to your dinner plate today, the chicken has been a part of folklore, history, meal traditions, and even religion
  • Ancient Egyptians were reportedly among the first to master “artificial incubation,” allowing them to raise a larger number of eggs for food
  • In ancient Rome, chicken farmers used mixtures of wine-soaked bread or cumin seeds, barley and lizard fat to fatten up chickens
  • Prior to the 1920s, poultry was raised for fun in the United States, mostly as a hobby, but not so much as a food source – the fact that you could eat them was incidental
  • Once farmers realized they could simply add vitamin D and other vitamins and medications to chicken feed, they also realized they no longer had to let the chickens outdoors, and “modern” chicken farming was born
  • When it comes to choosing a source for your chicken and eggs, the closer you can get to the “backyard barnyard,” the better; you’ll want to get your chickens and eggs from small community farms with free-ranging hens that are organically fed and locally marketed

By Dr. Mercola

For at least 10,000 years, from Rome to Egypt to China to your dinner plate today, the now lowly – but historically revered – chicken has been a part of folklore, history, meal traditions, and even religion.


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