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originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
A new chicken housing law in California has taken hold and the price of eggs is up and likely will go higher yet.
The new rules were approved by voters in 2008, and require farmers selling eggs in California to house hens in cages with enough space to move around and stretch their wings.
Chickens by law must have more space to move around. A poultry technician at Cal Poly says each chicken will receive 116 square inches of space, up from 69.
"Some shoppers are already seeing an increase in egg prices.
Sandre Bay just paid $5.29 for a dozen and a half regular eggs. Her son's brown organic eggs cost $5.49."
A dozen eggs in northern indiana costs around $1.50, just for comparison.
Prices could go as much as 40% higher
Well I guess they can't really complain, they voted for the changes. The price was bound to rise as a result.