USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) monthly Chickens and Eggs report, released on June 24, indicated that broiler-type chickens hatched in May 2024 totaled 860 million, roughly a one percent increase from the prior year.

Eggs in incubators totaled 736 million on June 1, 2024, up one percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.71 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during May 2024, up one percent from May 2023.

United States egg production totaled 9.10 billion during May 2024, down two percent from last year. Production included 7.81 billion table eggs and 1.30 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.20 billion were broiler-type, and 99.7 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during May 2024 totaled 372 million, down three percent from last year. May egg production per 100 layers was 2,450 eggs, up one percent from May 2023.

Total layers in the United States on June 1, 2024, totaled 371 million, down three percent from last year. The 371 million layers consisted of 306 million layers producing table or market-type eggs, 61.7 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.83 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. The rate of lay per day on June 1, 2024, averaged 78.9 eggs per 100 layers, up one percent from June 1, 2023.

The full Chickens and Eggs report can be found here.