U.S. turkey poults hatched during February 2011 totaled 23.1 million, up 8% from February 2010, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.

Compared to the previous month, February poults hatched were down 4% from January's 24 million. The 22.3 million net poults placed during February were up 6% from the number placed during the same month in 2010, but down 1% from the January 2011 total of 22.6 million.