POULTRY INDUSTRY FLOCK DATA

TYPICAL CAGE LAYER FLOCK DATA - 1998

Number of birds in chicken house 80,000 - 125,000

Cost of chicken

$.47 - day old layer
Cost of pullets $2.60 per pullet, 20 weeks old

Cost of Feed @80 weeks of age

$743,040 per flock
Feed cost for 62 week laying period $6.40/bird
$ .24/doz
Age of bird at housing 18
Duration of lay 62 weeks single cycle
90 weeks molted
Average production per bird 320-325 eggs @ 80 weeks of age

 

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