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on December 28, 2011

US egg, broiler chicks down in November

Broiler-type chicks at 704 million, down 5% from 2010 numbers

U.S. egg-type chicks hatched during November totaled 37.5 million, down 3% from November 2010 numbers, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest report.

Eggs in incubators totaled 40.1 million on December 1, up 6% from 2010. Domestic placements of egg-type pullet chicks for future hatchery supply flocks by leading breeders totaled 218,000 during November, down 17% from the same time in 2010.

Broiler-type chicks hatched during November totaled 704 million, down 5% from November 2010 numbers. Eggs in incubators totaled 609 million on December 1, down 5% from 2010. Leading breeders placed 6.89 million broiler-type pullet chicks for future domestic hatchery supply flocks during November, down 9% from November 2010 numbers. 

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