# Chickens!

 Chickens are raised in Ohio either for their meat or eggs.
• What was the total number of chickens raised in Ohio in 1995? Did Ohio increase or decrease the number of chickens it raised between 1994 and 1995?
• If the value of each chick of laying age, per head was \$1.40 in 1994 and \$1.30 in 1995, what happened to the total value (\$) of this class of chickens between those two years? Did it increase or decrease? Hint: Cost per head X (# of chicks)= total value

### Chickens: Inventory by Classes, Ohio, 1994-1995

 Class 1994 1995 Hens one year old and older 9,200 6,500 Chicks of laying age 13,200 16,009 Chicks not of laying age-over 3 months old 2,170 1,900 Chicks not of laying age-under 3 months old 2,400 3,060 Other chickens 30 31
1995 Ohio Department of Agriculture Annual Report

• In 1994 there were 5,644 million eggs produced in Ohio and the price per dozen was \$0.49. In 1995, there were 5,964 (million) produced and the price per dozen was \$0.51.

 How many more eggs were produced in 1995 than 1994? What was the value of eggs in 1994? in 1995? Hint: (# of dozens of eggs) X (price per dozen) = total value of eggs; 1 dozen= 12 eggs Did the value increase or decrease from 1994 to 1995?