Consumers frustrated with skyrocketing egg prices as avian flu plagues bird population


"There's an epidemic going on among the chicken population," Carl Gould, a business analyst with 7 Stage Advisors, said. "It wiped out like $50 million chickens, and the average American eats as many as a hen can lay in a year."

Gould said because of that, it will take some time for consumers to see relief.