Broiler-type chicks hatched during February 2022 totaled 759 million, down slightly from February 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 719 million on March 1, 2022, up one percent from a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report. USDA also released its Cold Storage report.

Leading breeders placed 8.2 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during February 2022, down one percent from February 2021.

Total layers in the United States on March 1, 2022 totaled 390 million, down one percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 323 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.69 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on March 1, 2022, averaged 78.5 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from March 1, 2021.

Total frozen poultry supplies on February 28, 2022 were up six percent from the previous month but down one percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up one percent from the previous month and up two percent from last year, according to USDA latest Cold Storage report.

USDA’s Chickens and Eggs report can be found here.