Connecticut Egg Farm Fire Kills at Least 100,000 Chickens
Because eggs aren’t expensive enough.
A huge fire at a Connecticut egg farm in Bozrah killed 100,000 chickens. Authorities opened an investigation:
John Way, a safety officer for the Bozrah Volunteer Fire Co., said the building that caught fire was large — about 300 to 400 feet long and two stories high — and housed an unknown number of chickens.
Way said Sunday that he could not confirm local media reports citing The Salvation Army that around 100,000 chickens were killed.
No one answered the phone at the farm Sunday. Representatives at Hillandale Farms did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
On its website, Hillandale Farms bills itself as one of the country’s top egg producers, raising over 20 million chickens for eggs. It has corporate offices in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Sixteen fire departments around Baozrah helped put out the fire. The Salvation Army provided food and drinks for the first responders.
This is the third egg farm fire since May.
- May 2022: Tens Of Thousands Of Chickens Killed In Wright County Egg Farm Fire
- December 2022: Kreider Farms Loses 250,000 Chickens in Fire
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Lucky there are many baskets.
This is an eggtastrophe.
And that’s an obvious yolk.
The chickens in a commercial egg laying operation are so full of antibiotics and other stuff they are labeled as hazardous waste when they die by the FDA and must be incinerated. Not suitable for consumption.
I bet that fire smelled great
Never been in a chicken house?
I wonder if all the rats got cooked too
No, but I have visited some henhouses. We might be talking about different things at this point though.
“Never been in a chicken house?”
In 1956, when I was 4, my mother took me and my infant brother to visit her parents in rural northeast Belgium.
Her home never had running water, and she remembered when, as a child, electricity was installed.
I recall, a few hundred yards from her home, a chicken coup, and the stench, from as far away as the street, was revolting beyond description.
Decades later, I revisited the town, and although everything had changed, when I passed where the chicken coup had been, I began to cringe.
Similarly, where I grew up in Brooklyn, there was a “fresh” chicken store, as in they strangled and plucked the chicken for you.
Again, decades later, walking down 13th Avenue, when I got near the corner where the chicken store had been, now a carpet store, I began to cringe.
Not many things on the planet that smell worse.
Sounds like a poorly run coop.
My uncle was a turkey farmer before his death. There was only a moderate bird smell that you could easily get used to.
That smell you remember comes from the old-fashioned practice of not cleaning out the dirty bedding and replacing with clean bedding.
That’s a lot of chickens, but it’s 0.5 percent of 20 million.
Don’t count your chickens before they are roasted.
How apropos. Bozrah is a podunk town chock-full of yokels.
All lined up in a roe.
You believe the people are rural and therefore the fire was inevitable? Or is it that you believe because of the rural nature of the town and people that those employed at the farm deserve to be unemployed?
Grizz got it. Can’t you take the Pun-ishment? Seems I’m wading in the shallow end of the gene pool today.
“This is the third egg farm fire since May.”
And the arson investigation into the first two fires concluded what?
That each was a poaching gone wrong.
That’s not my guess.
The animal rights maniacs released tens of thousands of minks a few months ago, only for most of them to be killed in the wild.
This smells like more animal rights mania, chickens better dead than laying eggs for evil humanity.
Looks like two animal rights maniacs didn’t like that comment. I’ll balance that.
Just egg-nore them and they’ll go away.
I doubt animal rights activists would burn chickens alive. My guess is that if it’s arson, this is an insurance scam. Who wants to get stuck with a few thousand chickens with avian flu? In any case, it means paying out the nose for eggs indefinitely, at least on the east coast or as far as these people distributed their eggs.
Epoch Times has a documentary film reporting on the many suspicious fires that have occurred at food processing plants. (Haven’t seen it yet.)
There have been an inordinae amount of industrial fires & other catastrophes in the past year. But not much of it is being reported on a national level.
A conspiracy theorist might think that our wide open southern border has created an environment that makes it easy for ‘lone wolf’ terrorists to sneak into our country and wreak havoc on our infrastructure and key industries.
Seriously doubt a rural chicken coop is a high value target.
Specifically, industrial fires in food production buildings.
Hmmm… another coincidence.
And I find that right there to be coincidental!
forgot to save tje link I saw other day about a feed issue combusting somehow in few places.
Anything that produces dust is potentially combustible.
All these jokes and 100,00 chickens murdered, horribly ….
You have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet.
I usually believe I should furnish an explanatory comment to accompany a down vote. This one is self-explanatory.
All these jokes and 100,00 chickens murdered, horribly …. Nice..true colors
Bantam Lives Matter!
22 MILLION chickens are eaten EVERY DAY, just in the USA.
Reject the scourge of Bambiism.
I remember reading that when the NFL’s Roger “the Refrigerator” Perry went home after the season ended, the chicken population in North Carolina took a substantial dip.
But you get the same effect now when Stacy Abrams just drives back home from Washington DC.
Stop it with the facts. They’re too much.
On an aside, I haven’t seen mentioned the possibility of a certain dutiful god, shrugging.
We owe nothing to the dead but the truth. And some humor.
This tragedy actually got you to type everything on one line instead of hitting enter 50 times. Some good came from it!
Last time we had an egg farm fire here in Maricopa County, rumor is that it killed at least 100,000 ballots.
I heard about that. The newspaper covered the story so well they were awarded a Pullit Surprise!
Was it an accidental fire? Sure, in the same way that the mostly peaceful riots were mostly peaceful.
Chicken BBQ tomorrow in Connecticut!
I lived a half mile from an egg farm that lost 300,000 birds to a massive fire, oddly one day short of exactly 9 years ago. The fire took down one of eight “barns” (actually, huge metal structures, three stories tall, about 1.5 football fields long). All those birds were in that single structure.
And yes, the smell was mouth watering.
Poor reporting. No mention of what the Salvation Army had on the menu for the firefighters!
Roast chicken or fried chicken?
It was Sunday, so no Chick-fil-A!
US weeps for 100,000 chicken eggs.
Who weeps more for the 100,000 Uiygur slaves, and the 100,000 coronavirus deaths? Joe? Xi?