In the United States, more than 9 billion chickens are killed each year. That’s a lot of poultry! But what does a typical poultry processing plant look like? Many people don’t really know all that goes on inside one of these places, so we’ll take a closer look at one to see just how much work it takes to get those tasty processed chicken parts into your grocer’s freezer.
A typical poultry processing plant will slaughter approximately, (insert number) chickens every hour. That’s a lot of birds! But what does the inside look like? There is an amazing amount of work that goes into producing those processed chicken parts on your grocer shelves – and we’ll take you inside to see just how much.
As soon as they arrive at the facility, each bird gets its throat slit before moving down a conveyor belt where it spends about 30 seconds being scalded in hot water up to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows for easier removal of feathers later on in the process while also disinfecting them from possible bacteria or illnesses.