It doesn’t matter whether the chicken or the egg came first, this poultry pop quiz is right on time for your summer BBQs plus it’s fun for the whole family!

Sunny-Side Up or Scrambled?

On average, how many eggs do Israelis eat per year?
a. 120
b. 240
c. 560
d. 800

On the average, approximately how many eggs does a hen lay per year?
a. 120 eggs
b. 180 eggs
c. 240 eggs
d. 300 eggs

How long do hens lay eggs before being exterminated?
a. 1 years
b. 2 years
c. 3 years
d. 5 years

How are they exterminated?
a. Poison in their water
b. Ground up alive
c. Electrocuted

Why did the chicken cross the road?

What are the living accommodations for egg laying chickens?
a. They’re free range and can stroll about as they please
b. Small wire cages with three hens per cage
c. Chicken coops are in underground bunkers for maximum protection

How many egg farms are there in Israel and how many eggs are produced per year?
a. 800 chicken farms &1 billion eggs annually
b. 2000 chicken farms & 2 billion eggs annually
b. 5500 chicken farms & 3 billion eggs annually

Bar-B-Que Time!

How much chicken does the average Israeli eat per year?
a. 15 lbs
b. 85 lbs
c. 125 lbs
d. 300 lbs

During the holiday of Pesach how much more chicken is consumed?
a. Roughly the same
b. 100% more – twice as much as usual
c. 150% more – a little more than twice as much as usual
d. 200% more – waaay more than usual

How old are chickens before being shecht?
a. 4 weeks
b. 6 weeks
c. 8 weeks
d. 10 weeks

How many chickens are shecht per minute by a single shochet?
a. 2 chickens
b. 6 chickens
c. 12 chickens
d. 30 chickens

Poultry Pop Quiz Answers

  • b. Israelis eat approximately 240 eggs per year.
  • c. On the average, hens lay approximately 300 eggs per year.
  • b. A healthy hen will lay eggs for about 2 years before extermination.
  • c. At the end of their egg laying days chickens are electrocuted then processed as animal food or other useful purposes.
  • b. Chickens live 3 per small cage.
  • b. There are about 2000 egg farms in Israel producing 2 billion eggs per year.
  • c. Israelis eat 125 lbs of chicken per year, on average.
  • c. During Pesach Israelis eat 150% more chicken than usual.
  • b. Chickens are fattened quickly and are shecht around 6 weeks old.
  • c. The shochet I spoke with shechts about 12 chickens per minute — that’s once every 5 seconds!

A brighter future for the little egg layers…

There is legislation in the works to promoted better living accommodations for the little egg layers, eliminate post-incubator debeeking, as well as starving hens to produce more eggs. You can read the details HERE.

No eggs? No problem!

Next time you’re whipping some comfort food like a chocolate cake or pancakes and you discover you’re missing an egg or two, or if you want to completely expunge eggs from your cooking, you can use a popular egg substitute….and nobody will know the difference!

To replace 1 egg, simply mix 1 tablespoon of ground raw flax + 2.5 tablespoons of water and let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

Honey, Garlic & Sriracha Chicken – Schnitzel or Baked

For the undeterred omnivore, honey garlic and sriracha is a powerhouse of sweet & spicy flavor sure to be a family favorite — assuming they like sweet and spicy foods. (Does such a human exist? One has to wonder.)

Whether you’re using it as a marinade before doing the schnitzel thing, or as a sauce before baking, combine the following in a bowl : some honey, a few big cloves of crushed or shredded garlic (or a little garlic powder if that’s all you have), a healthy squirt of sriracha sauce and some sesame seeds if you have them. (If you’re a stickler for measurements you can use THIS recipe to help.) Cover chicken in sauce and marinade over night if possible.

Make the schnitzel or bake the chicken like you normally would and enjoy!