It is possible that the price of chicken feed has gone up. Feed is made up of corn to a large extent. Corn is more expensive because a lot of it is being diverted to ethanol production.
BINGO! I think that ethanol use has a lot to do with prices. I believe Obama was altered last year that these ethanol price boosts were drastically reducing affordable food for developing countries, so would he please, like, tap the brakes on ethanol use, exploration, manufacturing out of a show of compassion? Answered by Obama’s 30% INCREASE in ethanol R&D last year. This is yet another hook a real conservative would have seized on and publicized. That, needless to say, did not happen. Most people know nothing about Obama’s administrative “FU!” to the World Bank.
It’s not the price of corn. Ask a farmer. Corn is at its lows for the past several years.