Chicken Situation Report, January-March 2019
As of 01 April 2019, the total inventory of chicken was estimated at 184.88 million birds. The inventory of layer chicken was recorded at 39.74 million birds or 7.3 percent higher than the previous year’s record of 37.05 million birds. Native/improved chicken inventory at 82.84 million birds declined by 1.0 percent from its previous year’s level of 83.66 million birds. Broiler chicken inventory dropped by 2.1 percent, from 63.63 million birds in 2018 to 62.29 million birds in 2019. (Table 2)
Chicken is mostly raised in the regions of Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao. These regions accounted for more than half or 52.3 percent of the total chicken inventory nationwide.