So I was listening to All Things Considered the other day and learned about a new law in CA that forces egg producers to provide more space for chickens. The law was ambiguous but the regulations that were published recently require 116 square inches per hen. That's not even a square foot! From the article, I gather this is about double their previous cage area. Now I don't feel as bad about my coop. I have 15 birds in 100 square feet. That's over the recommendation but they won't go out in their run in the winter.