Thousands of chickens were killed in this shocking disaster that’s raising eyebrows

Joe Biden’s inflation is devastating the nation’s economy and hurting American workers and their families.

Egg prices are already higher than they’ve ever been.

And now thousands of chickens were killed in this shocking disaster that’s raising eyebrows.

Around 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 a three-alarm fire was reported at the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah, Connecticut.

21 Fire Departments called out for massive fire

The massive fire engulfed the large egg farm and resulted in authorities calling out 21 Fire Departments to combat the blaze.

The massive blaze killed thousands of chickens and is expected to make the current of skyrocketing egg prices rise even higher.

It took firefighters some eight hours to put out the blaze, which engulfed a two-story, 400-foot by 100-foot chicken coop.

The fire was so large that it could be seen from miles away.

The Bozrah Volunteer Fire Company’s John Way said the coop housed an unknown number of chickens.

Authorities say the cause of the massive fire at the egg farm was not immediately clear. 

And authorities are still investigating the blaze.

100,000 Chickens Killed

No injuries were reported from the massive fire.

But the toll on chickens was severe.

A number of local reports have cited the Salvation Army saying that likely around 100,000 chickens were killed in the inferno.

While the official number has not been confirmed, there is no question that no matter what the final tally is, the toll on American consumers will be huge.

Egg prices are already out of control, and any disruption in production is sure to cause major issues for American consumers.

Hendrix Genetics lists Hillandale Farms as the third-biggest egg producer in the U.S. with 20 million hens.

But the toll on the American consumer has already been high as there have been several major fires at egg farms in the past couple of years.

Egg prices already up more than 60% in just one year

In December 2022, there was a fire that killed a reported 250,000 chickens at a large poultry farm in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

In October 2022, some 7,000 chickens were killed a farm fire in Lexington, South Carolina.

In February 2020, a blaze at the Michael Foods farm killed approximately 400,000 chickens.

And in December 2020, 240,000 chickens died when a fire burned three barns in Pasco County, Florida. 

That last fire occurred at a Cal-Maine-operated egg farm, which is “one the largest producer and distributor of shell eggs in the United States.”

In December 2022, egg prices had skyrocketed 60% more than a year prior, according to Consumer Price Index data.

In hard hit California, the average retail price of eggs went from $2.35 to $7.37 this year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Fires and flu

The Animal Welfare Institute recently reported that nearly 1.3 million hens “perished in potentially preventable barn fires” in 2020 alone.

The fires, combined with the worst outbreak of avian flu on record, has caused egg and poultry prices to surge. 

So far, more than 58 million birds from commercial and backyard flocks have been hit by avian influenza in the past year alone.

If this continues, egg prices may soon be over $10 per dozen.

No wonder so many Americans are turning to raising their own hens and producing their own eggs.

Patriot Political will keep you up-to=date on any developments to this ongoing story.