An amendment regulating backyard hens in the residential zone was passed by the Catoosa County Board of Commissioners, a decision that brought pledges to unseat the current board from the capacity crowd of Catoosa County chicken advocates.
Amid high egg prices, social media users are claiming that common chicken feed products are preventing their own hens from laying eggs. But experts say high egg prices are caused by bird flu and inflation. And while feed quality can affect egg production, there are more mundane explanations for backyard flock owners' reported low egg yields.
Georgia’s Department of Agriculture has been planning for a bad avian flu season since the last major outbreak in 2015 that saw more than 50 million birds culled.
Under Georgia law, chicken processing waste can be applied to land as a “soil amendment.”
Processing plant workers made sick by COVID-19 plus pandemic driven appetites mean a national shortage chicken wings heading into the Super Bowl weekend.
Chicken is the most popular meat in America. And Georgia is the top chicken producer in the nation. Joining us is author, Maryn McKenna. Her book “ Big...