As of 01 October 2019, the total inventory of chicken was estimated at 192.80 million birds. The inventory of native/improved chicken dropped by 3.2 percent, from 83.29 million birds in 2018 to 80.62 million birds in 2019. Broiler chicken inventory at 71.53 million birds also went down by 1.2 percent from its previous year’s level of 72.41 million birds. Layer chicken inventory was recorded at 40.65 million birds or 4.3 percent higher than the previous year’s record of 38.99 million birds.
Central Luzon and CALABARZON contributed 18.4 and 14.1 percent to the total chicken inventory, respectively. These two regions accounted for 32.5 percent of the total chicken inventory in the country. (Table 2)