Meanwhile, chicken farmers are coming forward claiming feed is causing hens to stop laying eggs.
Posted BY: Jamie White
A massive commercial egg farm caught fire in Bozrah, Connecticut, on Saturday afternoon.
Over 100 firefighters fought a huge blaze that destroyed the expansive chicken coop at Hillandale Farms, which housed about 100,000 chickens.
According to reports, authorities don’t yet know the cause of the fire, and fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
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From NBC Connecticut:
Firefighters said the fire was in a 50 foot by 600 foot operating chicken coop at Hillandale Farms on Schwartz Road.
Crews from 16 surrounding departments including Colchester, East Haddam, Salem, Gardner Lake, Lebanon, Franklin, Yantic and Sterling, Taftville, Montville, Oakdale and Lisbon and more than 100 firefighters total responded to the scene.
According to Colchester Fire Department, there were water issues and more tankers were called.
It’s unclear what may have started the fire.
The Salvation Army is on scene providing food and nourishment to first responders.
The Department of Agriculture said it has been in touch with the leadership at Hillandale. At this time, the DOA is not responding, but is continuing to monitor the situation.
No injuries were reported.
Hillandale Farms is one of the top 5 egg producers in the country, raising a total of over 20 million chickens for eggs.
Egg prices in 2023 have skyrocketed amid supply chain breakdowns and egg shortages the government claims were brought on by avian flu killing hundreds of thousands of chickens.
To add insult to injury, chicken farmers have been coming forward claiming tainted feed may be why their hens haven’t been producing eggs.
The crisis has gotten so bad that people can’t help but share memes about the breakfast staple’s massive price hikes.
This comes amid a growing food crisis that’s been creeping in America over the last year, hundreds of food processing centers across America have mysteriously caught fire or otherwise been destroyed.