Kaieteur News: "Chicken is in short supply again and as expected prices are rising for this most important part of the diet of most Guyanese.
Chicken and fish are the most essential sources of protein in Guyana but chicken outstrips fish as the most consumed source of protein in the country.
For the vast majority of Guyanese chicken is the main protein within their diets. Many do not eat pork and beef for religious and other reasons.
Duck and mutton are expensive and outside the reach of the average family. Fish is seasonal and the price for snapper and trout is often just as high as meat protein.
The availability of chicken is therefore critical to the nutritional needs of the population. Yet hardly a year goes by without some disruption in the supply of protein in the country."