Wing Prices to Skyrocket During Super Bowl Weekend

By Liz Crenshaw and Katie Roberts
|  Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013  |  Updated 5:08 PM EDT
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Wing Prices to Skyrocket

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Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday: the price of a Super Bowl staple is about to reach an all-time high.
Consumers should expect to pay about 14 percent more for chicken wings compared to this time last year.

The reason for the price hike? Last summer's drought increased feed prices for chickens, so farmers didn't raise as many birds. Companies produced about one percent fewer birds last year, but don't fret. The National Chicken Council says not to worry about any wing shortages this weekend, or anytime in the near future.

Americans are expected to eat more than $1.2 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl weekend.
 

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