National Poultry Day
National Poultry Day is observed next on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 (362 days from today).
National Poultry Day is celebrated on March 19 every year. Many people love dishes made from feathered creatures. People love to eat hard boiled eggs, bread omelettes or sandwiches and order a chicken or turkey to end the day. Imagine what a chicken sandwich would be like without your favorite egg dish? Therefore, in one way or another, the domesticated meat and eggs we consume today are from poultry. Without these bags, all of our celebrations from Thanksgiving to Christmas and other celebrations would not be a success. So why do not have a special Poultry Day to give you eggs and meat? National Poultry Day is a day dedicated only to poultry and all the food items it provides us all year round.
History of National Poultry Day
Chicken is one of the most widely consumed meats in America, with each of us estimated to eat about 101 pounds a year. Chicken has become a favorite source of protein because it is affordable, available, easy to cook. However, chicken is not always appreciated because of how well they pair with a multitude of spices, flavors, and cooking methods.
The word poultry is derived from the Latin word "pullus" which means "small animal". Nowdays, we use this word to describe some kinds of domesticated birds being raised for meat, eggs, and even feathers. But the first chickens intentionally raised by humans were supposed to be kept for entertainment value, not for their smoky outfits. Archaeological evidence indicates that Southeast Asia and China were the first cultures to raise chickens for the sport of cockfighting 10,000 years ago. Artistic descriptions of roosters participated in competition that are found throughout the ruins of many ancient cultures.
Until recently, the earliest evidence of large-scale chicken eating was in the first century BC. Europe. But researchers have unearthed what could be evidence of chickens being domesticated for food at least 100 years earlier in an ancient Israeli city. We cannot know when or how the first grilled chicken was created, but it's clear that the first roast chicken isn't the last.
Outside of the arenas and theaters in ancient Rome, Greece, China, and Asia, chickens have held their place as gods in human society for millennia. Chickens have been worshiped in many parts of the world for their fighting prowess and are still considered magical powers of divination in distant cultures.
Although some people around the world still engage in cockfighting legally and illegally, the oldest continuous sport in the world has been made illegal by all 50 people in the United States since 2008. Chicken is now a superstar in the science arena. Chickens were the first domesticated animals and the first birds to have a complete genome mapped by geneticists in 2004. It turns out that chickens are the first descendants of dinosaurs. Who knows? We wondered if a cockfight between two prehistoric roostasaurusrex could be considered a fighting cock or a purebred bird in motion. We are glad that modern chickens are pullus - small animals.
On National Poultry Day, we celebrate chickens and other poultry not only for their culinary value, but also for their other lesser-known contributions to humanity as pets. . Chickens make great pets, whether common laying hens or exotic heritage breeds that come in vibrant colors like tropical fish and cost up to $399 for a day-old chick. Chickens make good animals, some say better than cats, and will help keep your vegetable garden fertilized and insect-free.
We realized that by arranging it, we avoided the fact that poultry is more than just chicken.
Why we love National Poultry Day
- Chickens make great pets
If you're not a meat eater, the next best thing about chickens is that they make surprisingly good pets. Chickens are social creatures that like to peer around to see what the rest of the flock is up to. They love to be held and can even be taught a few tricks provided the reward is a good eater. Chickens are relatively cheaper and easier to care for compared to other pets in the house. If your community does not discriminate against poultry as pets and you have enough room for a spacious coop, the laying hens will pay for their daily care with fresh eggs.
- For the sake of beauty
The hens paid special attention to the strong, beautiful, colorful rooster strutting around the coop. A healthy crown and a frame are really good for roosters looking to score in the coop. A beautiful comb and a comb are also good for us, because chicken combs, especially rooster combs, are an excellent source of Hyaluronic acid, or H/A, a natural body fluid. Nature has a lubricating and cushioning effect for joints and fills skin cells. H/A has been used for decades to relieve joint pain caused by arthritis and stimulate healing of sports injuries. H/A has been injected into the knees of professional and college athletes and racehorses for many years as a bio-lubricant that allows bones to move more easily. Hyaluronic acid can also be taken orally as a supplement and is a sought-after ingredient in top cosmetics and natural skin care products.
- Chicken Jokes
Rooster playing is a childhood tradition, a quirky ritual that was discovered sometime between kindergarten and first grade. It is unclear to explain the reasons why other types of poultry are not discuss as the subject of silly jokes and puns. Perhaps chickens don't ruffle their feathers as easily as other birds in the chicken joke. We assume it has something to do with the fact that a chicken is put in most pots in the US, or at least on the grill or in the oven.
Celebrating National Poultry Day
- Try a bird with a different plumage
Pheasants, ducks, quails, geese, and game hens are all poultry that are not commonly found on American plates but are common in other cultures. If these are so strange for your taste, let treat your palate at least. Capon is a rooster castrated before sexual maturity. The lack of testosterone and a special diet produce exceptionally tender, juicy and great-tasting meat compared to conventional hens. Capons were considered a luxury and were the poultry of choice for banquets among wealthy families in the early 19th century. Capons aren't easy to find these days, but once you taste this bird, you'll never say anything else "tastes like chicken".
- Roast a Turducken
If you haven't decided what kind of poultry to serve for National Poultry Day dinner, go with Turducken. Turducen is a de-essenced chicken stuffed into a defatted duck and stuffed into a defatted turkey, which is then baked for quite a few days. Famed Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme trademarked the name Turducken in 1986, although the practice of "snappy" (the cooking term for stuffing one animal with another) has at least dating from the middle Ages.
- Buy fresh eggs from the farm
If you don't have a flock of hens in your own backyard, drive outside the city limits to a local family ranch or cooperative and buy a dozen fresh farm eggs. Once you feel the difference between freshly laid eggs and supermarket eggs, you'll never want to buy them again.
ObservedNational Poultry Day has been observed annually on March 19th.
Saturday, March 19th, 2022
Sunday, March 19th, 2023
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024
Wednesday, March 19th, 2025
Thursday, March 19th, 2026