Total layers in the United States on July 1, 2022 totaled 366 million, down four percent from last year, according to USDA’s latest Chickens and Eggs report.

The 366 million layers consisted of 300 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.0 million layers producing broiler-type hatching eggs, and 3.51 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on July 1, 2022, averaged 79.0 eggs per 100 layers, up two percent from July 1, 2021.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during June 2022 totaled 835 million, up one percent from June 2021. Eggs in incubators totaled 723 million on July 1, 2022, up one percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.93 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during June 2022, down 6 percent from June 2021.

The full report can be viewed here.