Why Easter eggs are pricier this year

You’ll pay more for a carton of eggs this Easter than last year

If you’re planning to do some egg-dyeing for Easter, prepare to shell out a little more for a carton than you did last year.

In February 2016, the average retail price of eggs was $2.27 per dozen, which is considerably higher than the $2.07 per dozen last Easter. Grocery-store prices are still showing the effects of the avian influenza outbreak that hit the U.S. last year (in the spring, but mostly making an impact after the Easter holiday), which drove prices up almost 18% nationwide in 2015, when nearly 40 million egg-laying chickens died.

Source: Msn