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Chickens walk in their enclosure on a farm in Maryland, in this file photo from October 19, 2005. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices

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The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices are already at record highs.

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