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Estimated 100,000 Chickens Died In Fire At Egg Farm Facility

Bozrah, Conn. – On Saturday, January 28, a devastating fire erupted at Hillandale Farms on Schwartz Road. The blaze killed an estimated 100,000 chickens at the egg-laying facility.

In a news release, Hillandale Farms said:

We can confirm that one chicken house was lost and that no other buildings were compromised. We are deeply grateful that no employees were hurt in the fire.

A September 2022 report from the USDA provides statistics on egg production in the U.S.

Total layers in the United States on September 1, 2022 totaled 372 million, down 3 percent from last year. The 372 million
layers consisted of 305 million layers producing table or market type eggs, 63.0 million layers producing broiler-type
hatching eggs, and 3.55 million layers producing egg-type hatching eggs. Rate of lay per day on September 1, 2022, averaged
79.1 eggs per 100 layers, up 2 percent from September 1, 2021.

State officials and local fire authorities are working with Hillandale Farms to determine the cause of the fire.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. All these places care about is profit from suffering – and insurance money if this happens. I oppose all of these hellholes and this is one reason why I went plant-based.

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  2. Oh so they’re deeply grateful no employees were killed but the obviously don’t give a shit about the chickens. I will never support factory farms. People need to change their ways and if they feel the need to eat meat they should do their research.

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  3. I am always suspicious of fires. People are vindictive greedy and selfish and they don’t care if houses burn down apartments burn down barns and don’t care about the lives of animals. I believe in God and that justice will be served one day. But yes I’m very suspicious of fires and this one in particular. Poor innocent creatures!!

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  4. What about the chickens being killed in a horrible death. Tired of no one caring about the poor animals suffering horrible deaths because of greedy people. Let the owners suffer with the chickens next time.

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