Eggs for hatching

2020: number of eggs for hatching increased

In 2020, hatcheries subject to reporting requirements reported a total of 132.5 million chicken eggs for hatching. This represents an increase of 5.7% compared to the previous year. The number of eggs for fattening breeds rose by 6.0% to 108.2 million; eggs for laying breeds increased by 4.2% to 24.3 million.

Accordingly, the number of hatched chicks for fattening purpose amounted to 84.9 million (+4.0%) while those for laying purpose increased to 19.0 million (+1.5%) in the same period.

Numbers on turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls and chicken for mixed meat and laying use will not be published for data protection reasons.

Methodological notes

In accordance with Federal Law Gazette II No. 356/2003 (in the version currently in force; available in German only), all hatcheries with a capacity of at least 1 000 hatching eggs are subject to this survey.

Chicken eggs for hatching 2011 to 2020
Chicken eggs for hatching 2020 by months and category
Hatched chicks 2020 by months and category

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