Broiler-type chicks hatched during January 2022 totaled 840 million, down one percent from January 2021, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report.

Eggs in incubators totaled 716 million on February 1, 2022, up two percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.29 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during January 2022, up two percent from January 2021.

All layers in the United States on February 1, 2022, totaled 390 million, down one percent from last year. The 390 million layers consisted of 323 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.6 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.56 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on February 1, 2022, averaged 78.9 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from February 1, 2021.

The full report can be found here.