Costco to open a chicken farm to keep its rotisserie chicken at $4.99

4:37 PM ET Tue, 4 Dec 2018

In fall 2019, Costco will open a chicken farming operation in eastern Nebraska. This venture will provide Costco with 100 million chickens, or 40 percent of its yearly chicken needs, allowing it to partially escape the American chicken oligopoly run by the likes of Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride and Perdue.