The Wall Street Journal says local ostriches are behind on their egg-laying.
The Journal says the hens won't produce eggs without steady sunshine. That's bad news for greenmarket shoppers and restaurant-goers.
Todd Appelbaum owns Roaming Acres in Andover, N.J., the only ostrich farm in the New York City area.
He says the "picky" birds got a late start this year because of the spring weather.
Notes Appelbaum: "Ostriches can be divas."