Egg prices drop back to pre-bird flu prices

Farmers are replenishing their chicken flocks

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Last year’s bird-flu outbreak out west wiped out more than 32-million egg-laying hens, causing an egg shortage, and a dramatic price increase.

In some cases last summer, we were paying double for eggs what we paid just a few months before, but now egg prices are affordable again.

Mark Murphy of Chicopee told 22News, “My wife had noticed. In fact, the last time we came here shopping, we brought two packages of eggs, instead of one, because they were significantly cheaper.”

Avian Flu peaked, and farmers are replenishing their chicken flocks. With the replenished supply, prices are lower.

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