The demand for egg-laying hens is putting strain on the hatchery industry, with bird producers in Indiana backlogged for six months.
The increased demand is due to people wanting to start raising egg-laying hens in their backyards, driven by the cost of eggs.
Although the strain on hatcheries is significant, it is unlikely to have a big impact on the cost of eggs on shelves as the US still has around 300 million birds producing eggs.
Sounds like business is good for the egg hatcheries. Hurrah capitalism!
Under socialism, everyone gets a rooster to lay their eggs.