Broiler-type chicks hatched during October 2023 totaled 816 million, down four percent from October 2022, according to USDA’s November Chickens and Eggs report.

Eggs in incubators totaled 682 million on November 1, 2023, down four percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.74 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during October 2023, up six percent from October 2022.

United States egg production totaled 9.55 billion during October 2023, up four percent from last year. Production included 8.23 billion table eggs, and 1.32 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.22 billion were broiler-type and 98.0 million were egg type. The average number of layers during October 2023 totaled 389 million, up three percent from last year. October egg production per 100 layers was 2,452 eggs, up slightly from October 2022.

Total layers in the United States on November 1, 2023 totaled 390 million, up three percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 322 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.68 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on November 1, 2023, averaged 79.1 eggs per 100 layers, up slightly from November 1, 2022.

The full report can be found here.