Poults hatched during August 2013 were down 4 percent to 22.8 million. NASS reported that poults hatched declined 3 percent from the July 2013 total of 23.6 million poults.
Net poults placed during August were down 4 percent from the same month last year, according to NASs. Producers placed 22.4 million net poults. Net placements declined 6 percent from the July 2013 total of 23.7 million, NASS reported.