Construction should get underway soon on the new Hillandale Farms egg farm near Hicksville now that The Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued the final permits to operate the facility as of last Friday.
The operation will be the first new poultry farm in Ohio to be constructed under the new Ohio Livestock Care Standards law.
Hillandale Farms is one of the leading suppliers of fresh eggs in the United States.
Company officials say construction should begin later this month or in early June and hens should be in the barns by October.
The $85 million project will eventually have four million hens laying 250,000 dozen eggs a day.
Additionally, the company is planning to use 130 bushels of local corn a day to feed the chickens, and Hillandale Farms officials have said they plan to purchase feed supplies from local farmers for the hens.