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Some chickens are raised mainly to lay eggs. They are called layers. Each lays about 250 eggs a year. Other chickens are raised for meat. They are called meat birds or broilers. It takes a baby chick about six weeks to reach market weight, or, in other words, to get big enough to eat. Louisiana produces enough chicken for everyone in the state to have fried chicken every day for two and a half months!

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