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Bird Flu Egg Boom Goes Bust as U.S. Farms Quick to Replace Flock

  • Egg price plunges 75% from record high as production rebounds
  • Demand has yet to recover as cooks buy less, exports decline
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America’s egg crisis is over.

Not only have shortages disappeared, but there are signs of an emerging glut. U.S. prices have tumbled 75 percent from a record in August, after the biggest bird-flu outbreak ever forced farmers to destroy flocks. Since then, the laying-hen population has rebounded faster than expected while demand languished from home chefs to food makers.