Fire kills 8,000 chicks at Perdue Farms facility

by Meat&Poultry Staff
Share This:

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – A fire broke out at a Perdue Farms research facility, killing 8,000 chicks (revised from 6,000), according to a company spokesperson.

Two buildings burned at the 15-building campus, killing roughly 8,000 chicks that were inside the buildings, said Julie DeYoung, Perdue spokesperson. No employees were on site at the time of the fire. The facility, called Farm 42, conducts research on different breeds, nutrition and feeding programs.

Deputies with the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating the incident, according to news reports.

Comment on this Article
We welcome your thoughtful comments. Please comply with our Community rules.



The views expressed in the comments section of Meat and Poultry News do not reflect those of Meat and Poultry News or its parent company, Sosland Publishing Co., Kansas City, Mo. Concern regarding a specific comment may be registered with the Editor by clicking the Report Abuse link.