The combined value of production from broilers, eggs, turkeys, and the value of sales from chickens in 2012 was $38.1 billion, up 8 percent from $35.3 billion in 2011. Of the combined total, 65 percent was from broilers, 21 percent from eggs, 14 percent from turkeys, and less than 1 percent from chickens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Poultry - Production and Value report, released on April 29.
The value of sales from chickens(excluding broilers)in 2012 was $79.0 million, down 3 percent from $81.1 million a year ago. The number of chickens sold in 2012 totaled 178 million, down 2 percent from the total sold during the previous year.
Value of all egg production in 2012 was $7.82 billion, up 7 percent from $7.32 billion in 2011. Egg production totaled 92.9 billion eggs, up 1 percent from 91.9 billion eggs produced in 2011.