People are showing off their chicken coops because eggs are getting so expensive
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Who would've guessed a few years back that having a chicken coop would be someone's biggest flex?
With egg prices continuing to skyrocket, people who were smart enough to set themselves up with their own mini-farm are well and truly reaping the benefits right now.
According to the latest market figures, the price jumped a whopping 138% from the previous year, now averaging at $4.25 a dozen.
But this average varies drastically, with some people reporting prices ranging from $8 to $16 and more.
In short, it's a bit of a crisis right now, brought on by a combination of rising inflation and what's being described as the worst bird flu in US history.
While people despair at the idea of having an egg-less breakfast, the lucky few who have chicken coops in their back gardens are taking to TikTok to show off their personal supply.
That includes user @blackmommee84 who has earned quite the following after sharing clips of her egg-laying hens.
In one video, she can be seen dancing in front of her coop as her partner lip-syncs to a track while holding a basket full of the shelled gold.
Text over the footage reads: "POV: Y'all are suddenly the hottest couple in the city because you have fresh eggs on deck and everybody else getting $50 store bought eggs."
Thousands of people have commented on the amusing post, with one joking: "Drop it like it's hot! Not the eggs though."
Another said: "Me in Alabama laughing because everyone mocked me for being in a farmer family, now they want tips."
"Girl your eggs have gone viral," added a third. "It’s time to start shipping product."
And a fourth chimed in: "We get infinite eggs, good thing my mom got chickens."
A number of other clips show owners pretending like they're now drug lords, including one in which user @blackyardchickenz is seen holding a hen in a gold chain while weighing out cartons of eggs.
Alongside the footage, he wrote, "When the egg prices got you feeling like the dope man," and the caption, "Call me Pablo." Serious missed opportunity to write 'Pablo Eggscobar' but it's funny nonetheless.
Just like the others, viewers found the skit hilarious, including this person who quipped: "New Breaking Bad spin-off coming called 'Breaking Shells'."
"Front me a 24 pack fam," joked another, while a third added, "Those chickens are OPULENT."
User @thehotmesshomestead went down a similar route, pretending to be carrying out a backstreet deal but with eggs.
In another post, she wrote: "When the lady who judged me for living in a shed house and having 100 chickens asks how much my eggs are since the store prices went up and I reply with, 'For you, $30 a dozen.'"
Yes, it appears that 2023 is a cracking time to be a chicken owner (pun fully intended).