Thank goodness I raise my own free range chickens, because I went to the local Grocery Store here in California and saw the shelves where the egg cartons usually are full were almost empty and inquired what was up. I asked the employee that stocks this section and was told that because they passed a new Law in California that by January 1,2015 all Egg Farms must provide adequate space for all egg laying hens to move around and flap their wings and until provided for them ,they couldn't sell their eggs. Of course I went home to check this out on-line to see if this was true and found numerous articles talking about this new Law....Here's one link talking about it ( http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/0...cage-size-law-expected-to-increase-egg-prices ) And also ( http://www.cnbc.com/id/102301950 )...... I raise free range chickens and try to give them the best food,the best nesting boxes,the best of everything that I can possibly do for them to make their little lives happy...Ya I don't always get a lot of eggs as I would like,but I hope at least they are somewhat happy' as much as a chicken could be happy.....My dilemma is, when is it enough for the animal rights advocates????? Will they stop there, or go after us little flock farmers that only sell their eggs at local Farmers Markets or sell to friends there extra eggs....Who's going to be looking in our back yards next ???????