Lakewood NJ…It is no longer a question as to whether there will be a poultry shortage this Passover. Kosher food sources are simply trying to figure out how bad the shortage will be. Many of the stores here say that they have poultry but are concerned whether they will be able to meet demand as the holiday of Passover approaches. It is no consolation that the shortage goes well beyond kosher. The shortage appears to have been well advertised as poultry manufacturers cited extreme weather in many farm areas, labor shortages which have hit America in general, and an overstock of chickens. Industry sources say that the pandemic had a devastating effect on the labor force.