Broiler-type chicks hatched during November 2020 totaled 783 million, down two percent from November 2019. Eggs in incubators totaled 701 million on December 1, 2020, down one percent from a year ago, according to USDA’s December 2020, Chickens and Eggs report.

Leading breeders placed 8.30 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November 2020, up two percent from November 2019.

Total layers in the United States on December 1, 2020 totaled 390 million, down three percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 325 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 61.4 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.28 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on December 1, 2020, averaged 80.0 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from December 1, 2019.

Total frozen poultry supplies on November 30, 2020 were down 16 percent from the previous month and down 10 percent from a year ago. Total stocks of chicken were down three percent from the previous month and down 10 percent from last year. Total pounds of turkey in freezers were down 48 percent from last month and down 12 percent from November 30, 2019, based on USDA’s December 2020, Cold Storage report.