Egg production is an important segment of the agriculture industry in North Carolina.
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 in 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, usually skipping a day in the week.