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National Poultry Day

Celebrate National Poultry Day with delicious recipes featuring your favorite chicken, turkey, and duck dishes!
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March 19
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Get ready to celebrate National Poultry Day on March 19 by doing the best thing possible with poultry... eating it! This day has been around since the early 20th century and celebrates the myriad of ways that people have enjoyed poultry throughout history. From fried chicken and roasted turkey, to duck confit, quail eggs and more, there's something for everyone. So get your friends together and make a meal fit for a king or queen in honor of National Poultry Day!

History of National Poultry Day

National Poultry Day Dates

National Poultry Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Fancy Poultry Shows</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 19th century saw the growth of "fancy poultry" shows, which promoted breeding of various poultry species for aesthetic pleasure and competition.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Chicken Council</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Chicken Council was established in the USA to represent vertical integrators in the broiler chicken industry and has since worked to ensure consumers get safe, nutritious and affordable chicken.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1952</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kentucky Fried Chicken Expands</div><div class='timeline-text'>The fast-food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise began expanding out of state in the US, contributing significantly to the popularity of poultry products worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of Turkey day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1980s brought the inception of National Turkey Lovers’ Month in America, usually commemorated in June to represent a time when turkey was traditionally consumed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Growth of Poultry Consumption</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 2000s, poultry consumption continued to increase globally, with chicken surpassing beef in America for the first time in 2004 due to its health benefits and versatility.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition of National Poultry Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The holiday gained more widespread recognition in 2012, with poultry enthusiasts using the occasion to celebrate, cook and eat different types of poultry dishes.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Poultry Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook a poultry dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Whether you are roasting, baking, or grilling, there are plenty of delicious recipes to choose from for National Poultry Day. Get creative and try something new!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a farm</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head over to your local farm and learn more about the birds that provide us sustenance. Take part in activities like egg collecting or feed the chickens.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go to a poultry festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Attend a poultry festival near you to experience a variety of culinary delights made from poultry. Enjoy live music and entertainment while learning about different bird breeds.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Order takeout</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If cooking isn't your style, order some delicious takeout from your favorite restaurant that serves poultry dishes. It's an easy way to celebrate!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a dinner party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for dinner and prepare a delicious poultry dish for them. You can also make it a potluck if you want to get creative with different recipes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Poultry Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Poultry is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Poultry is a great source of lean protein, which helps to keep you feeling full for longer. It also contains important vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, and B vitamins. Eating poultry on regular basis can help to boost your immune system and even provide some protection against certain types of cancer.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Poultry is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Chicken, turkey, duck, and other types of poultry are some of the most flavorful proteins out there. Whether you're baking it in the oven, grilling it on the barbecue, or simmering it in a stew, poultry always adds amazing flavor to any dish.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Poultry is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One great thing about poultry is how versatile it can be. From casseroles to salads to soups, you can use it in almost any type of dish. Plus, the leftovers are great for sandwiches, wraps and pizzas - making dinner time a breeze!</p></div></div>

5 Intriguing Facts for National Poultry Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Chickens Outnumber Humans</h3><p class='facts-content'>Cognizant of the popularity of their meat and eggs, it's no surprise that chickens outnumber humans on earth, with estimations reaching to almost 23 billion chickens worldwide.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Poultry Farming is One of the Most Sustainable Protein Sources</h3><p class='facts-content'>Compared to other animals such as cows and pigs, raising poultry for consumption requires less feed, space, and water, making it a more sustainable and environmentally friendly protein option.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Turkeys Have Excellent Vision</h3><p class='facts-content'>A little known fact about turkeys is they boast very keen eyesight, they can see three times more clearly than 20/20, and their peripheral vision allows them a 270-degree field-of-view.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Ducks Have Special Feet</h3><p class='facts-content'>Due to the absence of nerves or blood vessels in their feet, ducks have an ability to resist the cold allowing them to walk on ice and snow without feeling cold.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Quails Are Speedy Creatures</h3><p class='facts-content'>Despite their small stature, quails are quite nimble and are capable of reaching speeds up to 13 kilometers per hour when running on the ground.</p></div></div>

National Poultry Day FAQs

When is National Poultry Day?

National Poultry Day is celebrated on March 19 every year. In 2024 National Poultry Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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