As of 01 July 2020, the total inventory of chicken was recorded at 186.47 million birds, lower by 2.7 percentfrom the 191.70 million birds recorded in the same period of 2019. Stocks of broiler chicken and layer chicken decreased by 11.1 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. On the other hand, native/ improved chicken inventory increased by 3.6 percent.
Among the regions, the highest inventory of native/improved chicken of 13.13 million birds or 15.4 percent of the total native/improved chicken inventory was recorded in Western Visayas. Broiler chicken inventory was highest in Central Luzon at 18.86 million birds or 30.8 percent of the total broiler chicken inventory. Meanwhile, CALABARZON shared the highest inventory of layer chicken of 14.35 million birds or 36.2 percent of the total layer chicken inventory. (Figure 2 and Table 2)