U.S. total broiler slaughter data for the week ending January 21, 2023 is estimated by USDA’s Poultry Market News Service to be 163,918,000 broilers, a 6-percent increase from the same week a year earlier.

The 6-percent increase in slaughter compares with a 1-percent decrease in eggs set in the United States, 10 weeks earlier, and no change in chicks placed 7 weeks earlier in the United States. USDA’s latest Broiler Hatchery report can be viewed here.

U.S. Eggs Set, Chicks Placed, Broiler Slaughter Report
Week endingEggs setChicks placedEggs setChicks placedBroilers slaughtered
 change from change from10 weeks previous7 weeks previous
 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
 – 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%– 000 –%
Dec          
10240,671101190,186101239,712104187,655105172,213104
17240,366101188,028100237,424103184,353103170,176104
24 *240,691101188,553101237,419104186,866105160,890121
31**237,587100187,810101237,281101185,683102140,16497
Jan          
7239,857101188,104102235,00299183,550100162,12399
14237,187100187,522101233,365100183,023100172,120100
21238,08099187,049100163,918106

* Christmas Holiday Weekend

** New Year’s Holiday Weekend