USDA’s February Chickens & Eggs report showed that broiler-type chicks hatched in the United States decreased slightly from 2023 to 2024. In the United States, per 1,000 chicks, there were 846,059 placed in January 2024 as compared to 844,875 placed in January 2024, a difference of 1,184.

United States egg production totaled 9.27 billion during January 2024, up two percent from last year. Production included 7.98 billion table eggs and 1.29 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.19 billion were broiler-type and 98.3 million were egg-type. The total number of layers during January 2024 averaged 377 million, up slightly from last year. January egg production per 100 layers was 2,458 eggs, up two percent from January 2023.

All layers in the United States on February 1, 2024, totaled 376 million, up slightly from last year. The 376 million layers consisted of 309 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 62.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.79 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. The rate of lay per day on February 1, 2024, averaged 79.0 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from February 1, 2023.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2024 totaled 845 million, down slightly from January 2023. Eggs in incubators totaled 721 million on February 1, 2024, up slightly from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 7.28 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during January 2023, down nine percent from January 2023.

The full report can be found here.