Chickens come home to roost for new baby chick owners

Jun 17, 2020
Hatcheries across the country saw a surge in orders when the lockdown began. The chickens came first, then the eggs.
Douglas Friedman was stuck at home because of shelter-in-place orders, so he decided to raise chickens with a neighbor.
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As Americans shift breakfast to home, wholesale egg and orange juice prices soar

Mar 30, 2020
Staying home is making Americans cook breakfast at home. Demand for eggs and other breakfast staples is pushing prices up for retailers.
Egg prices are up as consumer habits change during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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An animal welfare rule aimed at organic egg production is on the chopping block

Jan 11, 2018
The Trump administration has proposed doing away with a rule that mandated that organic egg laying chickens spend time outdoors.
Chickens congregate on a New Hampshire farm.
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Homesteading in the digital age

Jan 9, 2018
Is there a future in growing our food and trading it for the things we want?
An urban farm in Berlin, Germany.
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What's up with eggs from vegetarian hens?

Nov 29, 2016
Chickens aren't vegetarians. But there's a market for eggs from vegetarian-fed hens.
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Eggs are so cheap, the U.S. is stepping in to buy some

Sep 2, 2016
A 1935 program authorizes the U.S.D.A's purchase of excess commodities, like eggs.
A notice that the price of eggs will be rising soon is seen at a Giant grocery store in Clifton, Virginia. In 2015, widespread outbreaks of Avian Flu costed poultry producers almost 40 million birds, causing the price of eggs to rise sharply.

 

 

 
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Egg prices are up, but chicken breast is not

Aug 3, 2015
Kai talks to Ed Fryar, CEO of Ozark Mountain Poultry in Rogers, Arkansas.

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Bird flu means fewer eggs for commercial operations

Jun 5, 2015
Prices soar 200 percent since April for bakeries, restaurants and manufacturers.

The U.S. is facing an egg-tastrophe

May 22, 2015
The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic, which has led to a shortage.

Trouble on the chicken farm

Apr 21, 2015
The avian flu has infected millions of hens in Iowa.