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The Los Angeles Times reports that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation requiring “that eggs sold in California come from hens that are not crammed into cages. The law requires all eggs sold in the state as of Jan. 1, 2015, to come from hens able to stand up, fully extend their limbs, lie down and fully extend their wings without touching each other or the sides of cages.”

The legislation was supported by the Humane Society of the United States.
KC's View:
I liked the way that Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle blogged about this on the Huffington Post, writing that the bill mandates that all eggs sold in California “must come from hens who were able to stand up, lie down, turn around, and fully extend their limbs without touching one another or the sides of an enclosure.”

Which means, I guess, that California chickens will not be able to do the Hokey-Pokey...