In the United States, the total value of all chickens on December 1, 2023, was $3.76 billion, up 11 percent from the prior year.  Likewise, the average value of a chicken increased from $6.56 per bird in 2022 to $7.20 per bird at the end of 2023.

Layers during 2023 averaged 382 million, up one percent from the year earlier. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2023 was 286 eggs, down one percent from 2022.

Egg production during the year ending November 30, 2023, totaled 110 billion eggs, down slightly from 2022. Table egg production, at 94.2 billion eggs, was down slightly from the previous year. Hatching egg production, at 15.3 billion eggs, was down one percent from 2022.

The total inventory of chickens on hand on December 1, 2023 (excluding commercial broilers) was 523 million birds, up one percent from last year.

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