You’re going to want to sit down for this one, America. The National Chicken Council has announced that, ahead of the Super Bowl, the biggest chicken wing-eating day of the year... there’s a shortage of chicken wings. The National Chicken Council estimates wing consumption on Super Bowl Sunday will hit 1.23 billion, 12.3 million less than last year.
... The reason for the shortage is that prices for corn and feed -- which is what we use to fatten up the flightless birds before they’re sacrificed to our bellies -- is at an all time high. Due to this rise in operational cost, chicken companies are producing fewer chickens. Which mean fewer chicken wings.