Michigan chicken, or broilers, are a lean and healthy source of protein grown by farmers throughout the state. Today, Michigan farmers raise nearly 9 million chickens.

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Michigan Chicken Facts

  • Michigan currently produces approximately 8.87million broilers (chickens bred and raised for meat production).
  • There are 20 chicken farms throughout Michigan; several are Amish farms


  • Three ounces of chicken has about 25 grams of high-quality protein
  • Chicken is a budget-friendly source of protein, costing an average of only $1.25 per pound based on national averages
  • Chicken without the skin is naturally low in fat, with only 3 grams per three ounce cooked portion
  • Chicken is a good source of iron
  • Chicken is low in sodium

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