During the week I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast, as it fits into my schedule the best. But on weekends, I love a big breakfast of eggs and my favorite morning meat (bacon or ham). Since I am anticipating the breakfast that awaits tomorrow, I wanted to share some egg fun facts with you.
Did you know that a chicken produces an egg every 24-32 hours?
To produce 1 dozen eggs, a hen eats about four pounds of feed!
Most eggs are laid between 7 – 11 a.m.
Eggs are good for your eyes, they contain lutein. Lutein helps prevent age related cataracts and muscle degeneration.
The edible part of a chicken egg is about 74% water, 13% protein, 11% fat and 2% other (ash).
Chickens start laying eggs when they are 20 weeks of age.
There is no nutritional difference between white shelled eggs, brown shelled eggs, or blue/green shelled eggs – the egg color is usually the same color as the chicken’s ear lobes.
There are approximately 280 million egg laying birds in the U.S.; each produces 250-300 eggs per year … that’s 77 billion eggs produced annually in the U.S.!