Nothing says spring like bright yellow baby chicks and Easter eggs. In fact, May is National Egg Month. But do you know the reason behind the connection between eggs and the spring season? Egg-laying productivity is directly related to hours of daylight. Traditionally, the longer days of spring encourage more egg laying and hatching. Scroll through the slideshow to learn 10 more interesting farm facts about incredible eggs.
There are roughly 280 million laying birds in the United States, and each produces 250 to 300 eggs a year. About 60% of eggs produced in the U.S. are used by consumers, and about 9% are used by the foodservice industry.
China produces about 160 billion eggs per year, making it the largest egg producer in the world.