As of 01 January 2021, the total chicken inventory in the country was estimated at 179.78 million birds. This was 0.9 percent higher than the 178.26 million birds recorded in the same period of 2020. Native/improved chicken and layer chicken inventory increased by 3.1 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively. On the other hand, stocks of broiler chicken decreased by -4.7 percent.
Among the regions, Western Visayas reported the highest inventory of native/improved chicken with 12.86 million birds. Broiler chicken inventory was highest in Central Luzon with 11.57 million birds. CALABARZON shared the highest inventory of layer chicken with 14.85 million birds.