Chicken farmers on social media suspect tainted chicken feed could be why laying hens have suddenly stopped producing eggs.
In several viral videos, farmers bizarrely documented their hens’ laying output decreased or altogether stopped sometime last year.
While egg-laying naturally cools down over the winter, a couple of the farmers in the videos say their chickens haven’t laid since last July.
The farmers almost unanimously conclude their commercial chicken feed is to blame for their hens’ decreased output, as the issue appears to have been remedied after switching to a different feed.
Check out videos from farmers below all documenting the same phenomenon, with some naming the brands they suspect to be responsible:
On Facebook, one farmer noted:
“I have called multiple farms that sell chickens and they are telling me that their chickens have stopped laying eggs and therefore they do not have any for sale. I looked into it a little further and apparently they are putting something in the feed to stop them from being able to lay eggs!”
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An urban farmer documented his experiment switching feed on TikTok, coming to the conclusion that his feed was the reason his chickens weren’t laying.
Taking the conspiracy one step further, one researcher claimed the feed could be contaminated with the same experimental RNA technology in Covid vaccines, backing up his theory with screenshots of various studies about RNA experimentation in the food supply.
Others pushed back against the claims, saying the egg drama is being blown out of proportion on social media.
The distressing news comes as an egg shortage crisis has hit supermarkets across the US, forcing prices to skyrocket for consumers as manufacturers and the USDA have blamed an avian flu for decimating livestock numbers.