Get ready for your breakfast to cost you a little more.

The price of eggs continues to increase in 2024.

According to the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, eggs prices rose 3.4% from December to January.

The average cost of a dozen Grade A large eggs was $2.52 which was up from $2.51 in December. That price is expected to continue to increase through the end of February and heading into March. 

So why are we paying more for eggs?

Back in December Farmers in California recently had to euthanize several million chickens and ducks due to a wave of avian influenza.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 10 million birds have been affected by the highly contagious avian influenza virus over the past 30 days.

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Egg prices had already increased by nearly 12% in January from December of 2023, and now they are increasing again.

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