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California mandates increase in living space for factory farm chickens

Bloomberg BusinessWeek - Starting on Jan. 1, every egg sold in California will have to come from hens that have enough space to lie down, stand up, spread their wings, and move freely. The state’s Department of Food and Agriculture says that means each bird needs at least 116 square inches of living space in its coop—a 73 percent increase from the industry standard of 67 square inches per bird , or less than a sheet of letter paper.  Read more.

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