U.S. Egg Production and Hen Population
U.S. table egg production totaled 92.6 billion in 2022, a 3% decrease from 2021. The U.S. had 308 million commercial laying hens at the end of 2022, down 4.5% from 2021. The daily rate of lay averaged 82 eggs per 100 layers in 2022. On average, each laying hen produces 300 eggs per year. The increased productivity of hens – due to improved health and disease prevention, nutrition, genetics, and flock management – is demonstrated in the graph to the right.