Broiler-type chicks hatched during September 2020 totaled 810 million, down one percent from September 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 667 million on October 1, 2020, down one percent from a year ago.

Leading breeders placed 9.35 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during September 2020, up nine percent from September 2019.

United States egg production totaled 9.03 billion during September 2020, down two percent from last year. Production included 7.81 billion table eggs, and 1.22 billion hatching eggs, of which 1.14 billion were broiler-type and 81.0 million were egg-type. The average number of layers during September 2020 totaled 384 million, down three percent from last year. September egg production per 100 layers was 2,354 eggs, up one percent from September 2019. USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report can be viewed here.