About NC Egg Association

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Egg production is an important segment of the agriculture industry in North Carolina. The Egg Industry ranks 7th in North Carolina commodity receipts.

Our egg farmers are located all over the state from Hyde County to Cherokee County. We have approximately 9 million birds which lay about 7 ½ million eggs a day. That is about one bird per person North Carolina. And since the average person eats about 260 eggs per year, we produce enough eggs to feed our residents. Hens lay an egg about once every 26 hours and usually skip a day in the week.

North Carolina has egg producers who have a variety of egg production systems, offering consumers choices of types and prices of eggs. There are modern cage systems, free running houses, vegetarian feed, organic feed, white and brown eggs and specialty branded eggs, such as Eggland’s Best being produced in NC.