How many baby chicks are laid every day?
Estimates range from 150 million to 250 million per year worldwide.
60 million alone from the United States.
Continually, every egg laid by a hen has the chance to become a chick if it is a fertile egg. In theory, a hen could produce as many as 300 eggs per year and therefore 300 new chicks could potentially hatch but that is not possible without the use of artificial incubation of those eggs. Many breeds of chicken will lay one egg every 24 hours.