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Broiler chicks hatched are up 2 percent, turkeys hatched down 8 percent, reports say

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor dstrickland@poultrytimes.com

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WASHINGTON — The USDA, in recent reports, gives its updates on broiler chicks and turkey poult hatch numbers.

In its most recent “Chickens and Eggs” report, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service notes that broiler-type chicks hatched for April were up 2 percent from April 2023.

“Broiler-type chicks hatched during April 2024 totaled 834 million, up 2 percent from April 2023,” NASS said. “Eggs in incubators totaled 738 million on May 1, 2024, up 2 percent from a year ago. Leading breeders placed 8.18 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during April. . .

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