US Chickens and Eggs Annual Summary 2010

By the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service - This report looks at the highlights of the US chicken and egg industry over the past year.
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Highlights

US Average Number of Layers Up One Per Cent: Layer numbers during 2010 averaged 340 million, up one per cent from the year earlier. The annual average production per layer on hand in 2010 was 269 eggs, up slightly from 2009.

US Egg Production Up One Per Cent: Egg production during the year ending November 30, 2010 totaled 91.4 billion eggs, up one per cent from 2009. Table egg production, at 78.5 billion eggs, was up one per cent from the previous year. Hatching egg production, at 12.9 billion eggs, was up one per cent from 2009.

US 1 December Inventory Numbers: The total number of chickens on hand on 1 December 2010 (excluding commercial broilers) was 455 million birds, up one per cent from last year.

US Total Value: The total value of all chickens on 1 December 2010 was $1.60 billion, up six per cent from 1 December 2009. The average value increased from $3.34 per bird on 1 December 2009, to $3.52 per bird on 1 December 2010.

Further Reading

- You can view the full report by clicking here.

March 2011
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