As the holidays approached in December, egg prices skyrocketed. Much of the increase was blamed on large outbreaks of avian flu. Because of the disease, more than 40 million chickens were killed to ensure the disease didn’t spread any further, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
But the U.S. has had no reported outbreaks of avian flu since December. In turn, that means the size of the nation’s flock of chickens has steadily increased, according to the USDA. That also means egg prices are dropping.
In June, the average price was about $1.23 — about 80% cheaper than the highest price in 2022, according to the USDA.
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