LEBANON, Mo -- It's a staple in Laclede County, the Cackle Hatchery in downtown Lebanon.
The family owned business celebrated its 75th anniversary and the weak economy doesn't seem to be slowing down business anytime soon.
A weak economy means more people are turning to the basics - which is a good thing for the hatching business.
Cackle Hatchery specializes in shipping pure bred poultry. Workers ship these chicks all across the country through the postal service. They can send anywhere from 50 to 80 thousand birds in one day. There are only a hand full of these family owned hatcheries left in the country.
While Cackle has had some rough years, workers did not put all their eggs in one basket.
They figured out how to stay in business and be successful.
"I think people just want to know what's in their egg. They are concerned about hormones and medications. They just want a home grown egg, that's produced by a hen locally, so they know what's in that egg," said owner, Jeff Smith.