If you find eggs in Lafayette, you better buy them while you can

If you can find a carton of eggs at your local Acadiana supermarket, you’d better snag them while they’re still available. The egg shortage is getting worse.

Have you noticed that egg prices have skyrocketed in Acadiana over the past few months? Supermarkets sell a dozen eggs for about $4.33, up from $1.33 about a year ago (according to Urner Barrya food market data company).

US farmers have lost over 60 million chickens to bird flu. In this country, that means 60 million fewer eggs every day. Factor in the cost of feed, transportation, and the cost of surrogate birds, and that’s why eggs are so expensive.

the USDA claims that about 60 million birds have died from bird flu so far, driving up the cost of eggs. Still, demand for eggs in the US has only fallen about 2%.

The egg shortage is becoming very real and may take months to recover. Experts recommend shopping early in the morning on weekdays, after stores have restocked.

In a controversial video, a British farmer blames high egg prices on grocery chains, not bird flu.

Eggs are good for your eyes because they contain a lot of lutein. The color of the eggshell and yolk varies in color and size and does not affect flavor.

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