Broiler-type chicks hatched during August 2020 totaled 837 million, down 2-percent from August 2019.

Eggs in incubators totaled 690 million on September 1, 2020, down 1-percent from a year ago, according to USDA latest Chickens and Eggs report.

Leading breeders placed 8.21 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during August 2020, up 1-percent from August 2019.

United States egg production totaled 9.29 billion during August 2020, a 2-percent decline from last year. Production included 8.03 billion table eggs, and 1.26 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.17 billion were broiler-type and 85.1 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during August 2020 totaled 380 million, down 3-percent from last year. August egg production per 100 layers was 2,445 eggs, up 1- percent from August 2019.

Total frozen poultry supplies on August 31, 2020 were up 1-percent from the previous month but down 2-percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were up 1-percent from the previous month but down 1-percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were up 2-percent from last month but down 6-percent from August 31, 2019, according to USDA Cold Storage report.