Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2023 totaled 788 million, down three percent from November 2022.

Eggs in incubators totaled 711 million on December 1, 2023, down one percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.21 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2023, up seven percent from November 2022.

United States egg production totaled 9.30 billion during November 2023, up four percent from last year. Production included 8.02 billion table eggs, and 1.28 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.19 billion were broiler-type and 91.8 million were egg type. The average number of layers during November 2023 totaled 390 million, up three percent from last year. November egg production per 100 layers was 2,385 eggs, up one percent from November 2022.

Total layers in the United States on December 1, 2023 totaled 389 million, up three percent from last year. The 389 million layers consisted of 322 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.62 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2023, averaged 79.4 eggs per 100 layers, up one percent from December 1, 2022.

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