Joe Bidens Presidency has been marred by mistakes, shortages, supply chain issues and general incompetency. Energy costs are through the roof, prices at the grocery are out of control, and Americans are getting stretched dangerously thin while Brandon (allegedly) cashes checks from foreign governments and poops his pants. As if things aren’t scarce and expensive enough in Joe Biden’s America, recently a fire at the third largest egg producing farm in the country has fried an estimated 100,000 chickens and is likely to drive already high prices even higher. Looks like the yolk is on us. this is the latest in a growing number of suspicious fires at food processing plants and farms. Check this out.
A massive fire engulfed a large egg farm on Saturday. The huge blaze likely killed thousands of chickens, and is expected to exacerbate the current dilemma of skyrocketing egg prices.
WSFB reported that a total of 21 fire departments responded to the three-alarm fire, and it took firefighters eight hours to put out the blaze.
Norwich Firefighters Local 892 said a two-story, 400-foot by 100-foot chicken coop was on fire.
The fire was so large that it could be seen from miles away.
Thats a lot of fried chickens, and a lot of lost egg production. Even Harland Sanders would shed a tear. Consumers might be as well, as the egg crisis has already resulted in consumers shelling out more than double the price of what they were a year ago. A bout of avian flu has sent shock waves through the industry as well, adding to the already troubled industry. It’s unclear if Phizer is developing a new vaccine or if Joe Biden is going to mandate it for all domestic chickens, but with the democrats nothing can be ruled out.
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No injuries were reported.
The cause of the massive fire at the egg farm was not immediately clear. Authorities are still investigating the blaze.
Hillandale Farms said it raises over 20 million chickens for eggs and is one of the top five egg producers in the country. Hendrix Genetics lists Hillandale Farms as the third-biggest egg producer in the U.S. with 20 million hens.
No injuries except the chickens. There have been a number of suspicious fires at chicken farms and other food plants in the last couple years, mostly with unsolved circumstances surrounding them. Perhaps chickens smoking in bed? Perhaps something more sinister? Are American food plants being sabotaged? Usually building don’t just burst into flames.
In December 2022, a fire caused $12 million in damages and killed a reported 250,000 chickens at a large poultry farm in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, according to WGAL.
In October 2022, approximately 7,000 chickens were incinerated in a farm fire in Lexington, South Carolina.
In February 2020, a blaze at the Michael Foods farm killed approximately 400,000 chickens.
In December 2020, around 240,000 chickens died when a fire burned three barns in Pasco County, Florida. The fire happened at a Cal-Maine-operated egg farm, which is “one the largest producer and distributor of shell eggs in the United States. It sells under brands including Egg-Land’s Best and Land O’ Lakes,” according to CBS News.
Approximately 1.3 million chickens died in barn fires in 2020, and with more than 58 million birds affected by the avian flu, eggs are up over sixty percent in cost as a result. Considering that eggs are a staple food, and prices across the board are stretching families to the breaking point, most people cannot afford to be shelling out more than double for a perishable like eggs that is an absolute necessity in the American diet. Hopefully a solution can be found, and more preventable barn fires can be avoided so prices can stabilize, and we can all enjoy an omelet again.
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