As of 01 October 2020, the total inventory of chicken was recorded at 186.33 million birds, lower by -3.4 percent from the 192.80 million birds recorded in the same period of 2019. Native/improved chicken and layer chicken inventory increased by 3.5 percent and 1.9 percent, respectively. Alternatively, stocks of broiler chicken decreased by -14.1 percent.
Among the regions, the highest inventory of native/improved chicken with 12.24 million birds or 14.7 percent of the total native/improved chicken inventory was recorded in Western Visayas. Broiler chicken inventory was highest in Central Luzon with 13.77 million birds or 22.4 percent of the total broiler chicken inventory. Meanwhile, CALABARZON shared the highest inventory of layer chicken of 14.75 million birds or 35.6 percent of the total layer chicken inventory. (Figure 2 and Table 2)