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Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

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POOLER, GA (WTOC) -

Don't cancel your super bowl plans at your favorite wing establishment yet.

There has been much hype surrounding a looming wing shortage, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. The National Chicken Council says chicken companies produced one percent fewer birds last year due to last year's summer drought, which cut into corn production raising prices on chicken feed. Lee Carter, owner of Shane's Rib Shack in Pooler says he just had to pay a bit more for the chicken, but customers will still be able to get their hands on wings.

"We understand there is a wing shortage, and the prices have increased a little bit," said Carter. "We have plenty here and I look forward to having people come forward and see us."

Over Super Bowl weekend Americans are expected to consume more than a billion wings.

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