I found this via Reddit, with the headline "Feather panic: America is experiencing a feather shortage. A rooster neck of feathers that would have normally cost $29.95, is now selling for $360. A 300% – 700% jump in rooster saddle feather price is now typical. "
I live near Keough Hackles, though I know little about their business. I remember when they moved into a shut down egg farm 15-20 years ago. They added a 1000-1500 sq ft building (Not a barn, but some type of processing/storage building) at the start and within 18 months, added a 2nd. I remember pointing out to my Dad then that they were apparently doing well enough that they were able to double production in just 18 months.
We don't have time for this. We've gotta save the moon! Or check this out:
Paul Wheaton's Permaculture and Homesteading Stuff