Free-range chickens are facing global bird flu lockdowns
Bird flu is spreading around the world. As a result, poultry suppliers in Europe and the US are bringing their free-range flocks indoors. France has required its free-range chickens to be raised indoors since November 2021. In the UK, where a majority of chicken eggs are free-range, producers changed egg carton labels from “free-range” to “barn-eggs” when mandatory housing measures for poultry were in effect. Producers say they are struggling to make up for the disruption.