Michigan shoppers love buying eggs because they are so delicious to eat for breakfast and there are so many other reasons to enjoy fried or scrambled eggs two to three times a week.

There is only one reason why Michiganders are having a difficult time purchasing eggs at their favorite grocery store, eggs now cost 50% more.

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We all know that grocery prices have gone up, but most shoppers are concerned about higher costs for just a dozen eggs.

According to mlive.com:

Shoppers are feeling the pain of high egg prices more than other groceries because they’re a “known value item.” Ortega says like a gallon or milk or a loaf of bread, people know the price of eggs when they go to the store.

Even though there's nothing we can do about rising egg costs, we can tell you that the deadly bird flu is the biggest reason as to why costs have gone up.

The bottom line here is that millions of birds have died and major egg producers in the U.S. have been losing them very quickly if not already.

Mlive.com adds:

 A record outbreak of a highly contagious avian flu ripped across the globe last year with major egg producers in the United States losing millions of birds. Infected flocks were “depopulated” to contain the spread of the virus. As a result, nearly 58 million birds, including more than 40 million egg-laying hens, died across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

And that's why we're paying more for eggs these days at local grocery stores. If you take a look at Iowa alone, the top producing state lost close to 15 million egg layers.

We have no choice but to pay the higher price for eggs and do what's best for our families.

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