Broiler-type chicks hatched during March 2024 totaled 854 million, up one percent from March 2023.

On April 1, 2024, broiler-type chick eggs in incubators totaled 735 million, up one percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 9.42 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during March 2023, up five percent from March 2023.

United States egg production totaled 9.29 billion during March 2024, up one percent from last year. Production included 7.99 billion table eggs, and 1.30 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.20 billion were broiler-type and 101 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during March 2024 totaled 379 million, down one percent from last year. March egg production per 100 layers was 2,455 eggs, up two percent from March 2023.

Total layers in the United States on April 1, 2024, totaled 379 million, down one percent from last year. The 379 million layers consisted of 313 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 61.9 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.90 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. The rate of lay per day on April 1, 2024, averaged 79.5 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from April 1, 2023.

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