Egg prices were $1.79 a dozen in November of 2021. By November of 2022, a dozen eggs cost $3.59. As of today, eggs are now $6.17 a dozen. So they doubled in a year, now are on pace to double in three months. The powers that be are claiming that it is due to a Bird Flu pandemic amongst egg laying hens.

Poultry farmers are telling a different story. They are claiming that everything needed to produce eggs is more expensive. The price of feed is up, which would not be the case if there were fewer birds due to a pandemic. The price of egg cartons is up, having risen from 30 cents to 50 cents per carton.

No matter the cause, everything that requires eggs: from breakfast and pasta to cakes is going to be more expensive. Stand by. The price increases are going to continue.

Categories: economics


Bigus Macus · January 6, 2023 at 6:21 am

And all our world class government economists can’t figure it out.

Jonathan · January 6, 2023 at 8:50 am

Around here, eggs went from .59 to over $5 and have since dropped down to $2.59 a dozen.
Surprisingly, the small usually expensive grocery store in our town has much better egg prices than Walmart or Kroger in the nearest big town.

I knew the deficit was bad; I didn’t know it was that bad, thanks for the updated numbers.
I’ve used similar argument when people discuss cutting the military budget to reduce the deficit – I tell them eliminating it wouldn’t even make a dent.

AC47Spooky · January 6, 2023 at 12:03 pm

I paid $5.26 for a dozen eggs a couple ays ago. But the kicker is the shelves in the egg section were about 2/3 empty. When I go to a grocery store these days, I nearly always notice empty shelves in various areas. That is telling. There should be no shortages of anything in this country – unless there really is an undercurrent of malicious intent. Things are gonna get real if that’s the case.

Ben C · January 6, 2023 at 1:05 pm

So with a nominal large at 2 oz ea, where does that put the price per pound compared to pork, chicken, or beef? Around here, most chicken and some pork is cheaper per pound vs eggs; beef is very much not.

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