USDA’s Chickens and Eggs report released

On April 22, 2022, in Chicken and Eggs, by Debra Newman

Broiler-type chicks hatched during March 2022 totaled 845 million, up slightly from March 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 721 million on April 1, 2022, up slightly from a year ago, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report.

Leading breeders placed 9.30 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during March 2022, up 13 percent from March 2021.

Total layers in the United States on April 1, 2022 totaled 373 million, down five percent from last year. The 373 million layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.70 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on April 1, 2022, averaged 80.1 eggs per 100 layers, up three percent from April of last year.

The full report can be viewed here.