Outbreak of bird flu in the neighbouring district of Panchkula has affected the sale of poultry products in the city. The prices of chicken and eggs fell by nearly 30 per cent on Friday.
The prices of chicken today came down to Rs150 per kg, whereas it was selling for nearly Rs200 per kg before the deaths of lakhs of chickens were reported in the Barwala area of Panchkula.
Similarly, the rates of eggs dropped to Rs160 per crate of 30 eggs from Rs190 per crate.
Ashish Kumar, president, Meat Market Association, Chandigarh, said the prices of eggs would be affected further in the coming days as nearly 70 per cent of the eggs in the northern states were supplied from the Barwala area.