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#1 Old 08-18-2004, 02:00 PM
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Can anyone point me to info about the chicken wing industry? How old are the birds at death, how many die per year, that kind of stuff.



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#2 Old 08-18-2004, 09:50 PM
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The chicken wing industry is just a part of the rest of the chicken industry. The farming methods would all be the same.

www.chickenindustry.com

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I guess I was thinking that since the wings are so small in comparison to other chicken pieces, that maybe they were killed at an extra young age. Also, I've noticed the popularity of wing-only type take out joints and just got curious if the farming/industry was different from the 'regular' horror of poultry farming.
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#4 Old 08-19-2004, 07:06 AM
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Chickens have small wings. Haven't you ever seen a live chicken?
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#5 Old 08-19-2004, 09:42 AM
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Yes I have. Thanks for asking. Though the fried chicken wings I used to eat and the hot wings type seem very different in size. It's been years since I bellied up to eating the bird though, so maybe my memory is a bit skewed.
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No, I've noticed that too. Some restaurants have normal, adult-chicken-sized wings, but it seems like the dedicated buffalo wing restaurants around here (BuffaLouie's, BW-3's) have tiny wings that look like they come from birds that were barely bigger than chicks. I think they must slaughter them younger. I don't know anything about the farming practices, though -- I imagine it must be pretty much the same cruel conditions.
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