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America's Egg Shortage: How The Bird Flu Is Affecting Consumers

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  • #31
    So do you instant/dried egg purchasers put the stuff in plastic easter eggs?
    It's ALL about Jesus. The Son of God - Emanuel - The Mighty God - Our Salvation.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Wally View Post
      So do you instant/dried egg purchasers put the stuff in plastic easter eggs?
      Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

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      • #33
        We started a little flock this year. 6 chicks. Should be laying by the end of summer. Exciting.
        For me it want about the money, it was about availability & knowing where our food comes from

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        • #34
          Large dozen eggs $2.99 just now at Kroger.
          Wonder where they will be next wk?

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          • #35
            I'm back in Fairbanks after being gone for a bit. At the military commissary a dozen eggs was $4 and something. When I saw that Freddy's had the five dozen box for $10.50 I snapped up a box... That box will probably be closer to $20 next time I need eggs.
            Tall Timbers, Imperfect but forgiven

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            • #36
              It doesn't cost a lot to raise chickens. Baby chicks cost $2-$4 each and start laying after just a few months. We buy huge bags of feed that last us several weeks for just $16. Then there's water. You can also feed them almost all of your kitchen scraps, which reduces waste. If anything goes wrong with a chicken you can try treating them at home, you CAN take them to a poultry vet, but since they're livestock you can also just cull them. (We haven't had to do that!)

              With 7 laying chickens (we have 4 more will be laying soon) we get about 6 eggs every day. We eat them almost daily, but have plenty of extra that neighbors happily pay us $2-$5 for a dozen. Plus, I just love my ladies grazing in the backyard! They're so pretty and lots of fun.

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              • #37
                Avian Flu is making a comeback. (Different strain)
                It has been pretty much epidemic in Europe, and just recently showed up in the U.S.
                Only a few farms so far, but it is here.

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                • #38
                  This is the first Ive heard of it. Those prices are insane! I have neighbor who has chickens and he brings me eggs frequently. If I ever get my own house I want to raise chickens.
                  1 Thessalonians 5:4 (New International Version)

                  4But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by savedatcamp View Post
                    You can still find dried scrambled eggs on ebay, Augason Farms and Mountain House. Just checked, but boy have they gone up. I bought 3 cans over the last couple of yrs (which I have not used as they are just for emergencies). I just heard on the radio this am that they have doubled in a one month time frame and most likely going higher.
                    After reading this, I went and looked at dried/powdered eggs.
                    Just over a dollar an ounce, which brings the question to mind:
                    How many eggs is an ounce of powder?

                    This is crazy. Eggs used to be a economical source of protein but it looks as tho they may become a luxury (like steak).
                    Originally posted by Tall Timbers View Post
                    Hamburger is the new steak. Beans are the new hamburger...
                    I have become quite fond of pinto beans over the past dozen years.
                    Dried beans are about 6 cents a serving, plus whatever it costs (gas, wood electric) to cook them.
                    (For the uninitiated you need to check out the youtube video on "cleaning" them before cooking them)

                    Originally posted by savedatcamp View Post
                    Large dozen eggs $2.99 just now at Kroger.
                    Wonder where they will be next wk?
                    This was posted near the end of the price spike in 2015.

                    Originally posted by twisty58 View Post
                    This is the first Ive heard of it. Those prices are insane! I have neighbor who has chickens and he brings me eggs frequently. If I ever get my own house I want to raise chickens.
                    The egg shortage in 2015 hit in early June and just about doubled the price of eggs.
                    It lasted the better part of a year. Didn't affect chicken prices. In fact, farms doing
                    early harvest, as an insurance against having to cull a lot of birds later, drove
                    the price of chicken down in the early summer.

                    After that episode, and the one with swine flue a year or two beofore, I began
                    a program of scanning certain medical blogs that provide an early warning for
                    epidemics. I have been watching this one for a few weeks, as it consumed Europe,
                    to the point we sent eggs to them to help restart some of their farms that had
                    to be culled.

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                    • #40
                      Recently our eggs have been historically inexpensive for up here. I just bought 2 dozen large eggs for $1.29 each. The regular price is $2 or more for a dozen, notwithstanding shortages. We get most of our eggs from Washington state and I think we pay less than many on the west coast. We don't have free range requirements or any other such thing... I do like a couple of eggs over easy from time to time... hope prices don't shoot up.
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