Chicken prices rose sharply over the course of the last week. Chicken prices have skyrocketed as the scorching sun has reduced poultry farming. It is currently priced at Rs 170 live, Rs 250 with skin, and Rs 290-300 for skinless. Prices were between Rs 150 and Rs 180 a month ago. Now it is around Rs 300.
It is noteworthy that the price has increased by more than Rs.100. The price of an egg was Rs 4 a month ago and now it is Rs 5. In Greater, 2.5 lakh kg of chicken meat is sold daily. Over 3 lakh kilos are sold on Sunday. Sales of an additional 1 lakh to 2 lakh kg of chicken per day increased as the corona fear subsided slightly. Chicken sales generally decline during the summer.
At the same time last year, the price was Rs 200 per kg, but now it has gone up by Rs 100. The prices are increasing as production is falling and prices are rising as feed prices rise sharply. Usually, chicken prices go up every summer. The situation is getting worse as chickens are dying in the sun and farmers are laying fewer chicks. Current prices are higher than they should be in the summer. It is claimed that prices will be hiked further. The situation is likely to continue till June.