Why are eggs so expensive?

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Egg prices are soaring this year, up a whopping 49%, and the main culprit is bird flu. This is the worst outbreak in US history, with 57.7 million poultry birds infected. It’s not just the US that’s suffering either – Britain, Japan and other countries are also feeling the pinch, with chicken feed prices, energy prices and other factors driving up egg costs. The good news is, while egg prices remain high, chicken meat prices are starting to fall – due to the fact that broilers (birds used for meat) don’t live as long as layers (birds used for eggs). Read full article here

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