Fowl! Will There Be a Chicken Wing Shortage for the Super Bowl?
Say it ain't so. A shortage of chicken wings during Super Bowl season? Football... fans, it's time to start hoarding your chicken wings.
This year you can expect the price of your chicken wings to be the highest ever and the number available will be less than usual.
Chicken companies produced far less wings this year thanks to an increase in the cost of corn used to feed the chickens. Due to a drought and the government's force for a large portion of corn crop to be used for alternative fuels, there is far less corn. Less corn means less feed, which means fewer birds produced - and fewer wings for you to eat.
Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year for Americans, second only to Thanksgiving Day.