The United States produces almost eight billion chickens, turkey and ducks per year; about 7.7 billion broilers; about 301 million turkeys, about 303 million layers. Number of chickens and turkeys are increasing, while the number of farms is decreasing due to larger, more efficient farms. It is predicted that in ten years the average layer farm size will be 300,000 or more.
U.S. EGG PRODUCTION AND LAYER NUMBERS -
TOP 10 EGG
PRODUCERS IN THE UNITED STATES - 1997
TOP 10 TURKEY PRODUCING STATES - 1997