Which country has the densest chicken population in the world, as a ratio to human population?
#129419. Asked by garyd888. (Feb 08 13 10:59 AM)
There's not much around on this, as most sites/articles/tables refer to meat chickens or egg-laying chickens, but not both. This webpage at The Economist is the only one I could find which gave total chicken populations by country and per capita. However, it only lists the top 15 chicken populations (aka there may be a country outside that top 15 which has more than 7.35 chickens per person).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimated that in 2002 there were nearly sixteen billion chickens in the world, counting a total population of 15,853,900,000.] The figures from the Global Livestock Production and Health Atlas for 2004 were as follows:
United States (1,970,000,000)
If we divide the chicken population by the human population the answer (Based on the countries with the highest chicken count is:
USA 6.3 chickens per person
Brazil 5.7 cpp
Mexico 4.8 cpp
However countries that have a more modest population but a higher relative count would come into the reckoning
Malaysia 5.6 cpp
Australia 4.5 cpp
Given for countries with very low populations, it would seem feasible that there would be countries with higher Chicken to people ratios than those listed.
Given that some of the chicken figures are c;early estimates, it would seem the paucity of information on accurate chicken counts would make the calculation rubbery at best
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