You’re Not Crazy – Egg Prices Really Have Skyrocketed. Here’s Why

  • Americans love eggs – they’re eating more eggs than ever – but they don’t love the recent price spike.
  • The price of eggs shot up 60% in December from the previous year, according to CBS News. An ongoing avian flu epidemic has meant some 58 million birds have been infected and need to be killed, limiting the source of eggs nationally while we wait for new hens to hatch.
  • Some major grocery store chains such as Harris Teeter have limited the number of egg purchases online to deal with the price hikes and shortage of supply, according to WRAL.
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