I guess it was standard in the 30's-50's for the farm wife to handle chickens, while her spouse did the "farming". My family was standard-issue in some ways and my mother was emotionally invested in her hens, both in terms of their importance in our economic enterprise and the value to humans of eggs, the most perfect food and the cheapest source of protein in these United States.
So my mother is rolling in her grave at this Post piece--a Wonkblog post entitled "Eggs Are No Longer the Cheapest Source of Protein". Egg prices have increased due to the effects of the virus.
A side note: the piece includes a chart of egg prices going back to 1965. They're now at 535 percent of the 65 prices. I think the cost of my college education has rise about 2000 percent in the same period.