By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Bird flu scrambles egg supplies


January 18, 2023

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

City Market's Matthew Strickland stood last Thursday at the store's dairy case, where nervous shoppers have been loading up on eggs the past couple weeks.

Check in on your omelet-loving friends and comfort your quiche-consuming relatives because the global egg shortage has reached Wrangell stores.

An outbreak of avian flu has affected poultry around the world, causing many farmers to kill off, or "cull" their birds to prevent the disease from spreading. A similar outbreak occurred in 2014, but this one has already lasted longer and shows no sign of subsiding.

As the nation's flocks dwindle, egg prices have risen nationwide.

Wrangell IGA has been among the community's hardest hit sellers. Last week, eggs were in stock at IGA, though they were mor...

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