Eggs for hatching

2019: number of eggs for hatching decreased

In 2019, hatcheries subject to reporting requirements reported a total of 125.3 million chicken eggs for hatching. This represents a decrease of 3.0% compared to the previous year. The number of eggs for laying breeds fall of by 4.6% to 23.3 million; eggs for fattening breeds declined by 2.6% to 102.0 million.

Accordingly, the number of hatched chicks for laying purpose decreased to 18.7 million (-2.7%) in the same period, while those for fattening purpose amounted to 81.6 million (-1.7%).

Numbers on turkeys, geese, ducks, guinea fowls and chicken for mixed meat and laying use will not be published for data protection reasons.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 per year are subject to this survey.

Chicken eggs for hatching 2010 to 2019
Chicken eggs for hatching 2019 by months and category
Hatched chicks 2019 by months and category

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