HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s agriculture commissioner says the collapse of a chicken coop due to heavy snow has killed 85,000 chickens.

Commissioner Steven Reviczky said Thursday the incident at Kofkoff Egg Farm in Bozrah occurred Jan. 27 and the number of chickens killed was reported to the state recently. He says the dead birds were incinerated.

It was not immediately clear how much KofKoff farm lost from the incident. Its officials did not immediately return a call for comment.

The state says back-to-back snow storms since late December and a recent ice storm have brought down roofs of more than 130 barns, greenhouses, equipment buildings and other farm buildings in Connecticut.

More than a dozen dairy cows, two horses and a calf have been killed in building collapses.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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Comments (157)
  1. Chicken Keeper says:

    Considering that point of lay chickens can go for over $10.00 per bird that is quite a loss.

    1. idonteatyuk says:

      Some coops are as big as a football field!

      1. mike says:

        Now there will be plenty of chicken wings for the SB too!!!

    2. Seven says:

      How are they lazy? Aren’t you the one sitting around on a computer whining because other people are making money off of something and wishing bad on them because you’re ignorant?

    3. Buster BOB says:

      CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT……………..”The sky IS falling!!!”

    4. porchhound says:

      85,000 chickens killed…was that a Democrat convention

    5. Chickenhearted says:

      Loss? How typical to think first of money lost, above all else.

      EGG INDUSTRY GRINDS UP MALE CHICKS ALIVE (video below) — all so that we can have our cheap eggs and omelets. Any loss here?

      (And ever wonder what all EXACTLY is in those McNuggets you may be eating?):


  2. sb says:

    Eric Icomis – got hate?

  3. Anne Briight says:

    Eric needs to learn how to spell, use capital letters and construct a sentence!

    1. Mr. Edison says:

      You mean for example the way you spelled Bright? I’m guessing you’re a 10 watt bulb in a 30 watt wrapper

      1. Chicken Keeper says:

        Perhaps you need to look up various surnames Mr. Edison.

  4. mkc says:

    I’m betting these still ended up as McNuggets somewhere. 😉

    1. mshopeb5 says:

      Sure they will, they were flash frozen. hahahaha

    2. adm454 says:

      Actually, it became Taco Bell “beef”.

  5. Tony says:

    Oh no poor chickens. I will let the PETA broken hearts care. Sucks the business lost that money, but I suppose insurance = repayment. FYI, real pollution comes from the earth 😀 not livestock. One volcano emits in a day what we have since the industrial revolution. So lets outlaw volcanos for you crying children out there. We will together make them pay dearly.

    1. Matt says:

      Tony – volcanoes emit about 1/100th of the pollution that we do. So yes, it is measurable amount in the grand scheme of things, but insignificant to our own emissions. Read a book sometime.

      1. Htos1 says:

        You’re an idiot,a volcano exhausts thousands more times the gases than all of mankind ever.Please take your own advice on books.But I will give the prize for the best comment yet all year.

    2. TG says:

      Tony is correct. Matt – read an objective scientific book, not some hyper-fantasy written by Al Gore (who will profit greatly).

  6. mshopeb5 says:

    Your an idiot Eric. So the farmer and his WORKERS lose income, can’t feed or take care of their families and your happy? OHHH I get it you think the tax payer should foot the lost for the sake of a chicken. Good God man, have you lost any kind of reasoning?

  7. Jake says:

    There are thousands of coops across the country that hold 100,000+ head of chicken under one roof. Also most of them are cage free now due to public pressure and provide 4 Sq ft per hen (10X increase from a caged hen). I hold 22,000 head in one coop that is cage free and commerically I am considered extremely small. A lot of chicken farmers have a bad perception now because of past practices and unfortunetly it seems that MsReader and Eric Lcomis have found this farm guilty without knowing anything about them. It’s a shame but before you just assume please know what farm practices they are using and that we are not all that bad. Also, most of the money these folks lost isn’t the cost of the chicken because even though small backyard farmers will pay 10.00 per head when these hens sell off at the end of there cycle they will only go for about $2.00 tops. The money lost is in the eggs and waiting another 6 months before the next batch of replacement hens are productive enough to make money.

    1. JMART says:


      1. Linda says:

        This was a commercial flock. There were no chicks, nor were there mama hens.

      2. joshua says:

        Linda…sounds more like a hispanic gang meeting to me.

    2. I read about a moth ago, that in Russia, one poultry producer could not afford to buy feed for its’ new crop of chicks- it seems it was appr. 200,000..maybe 350,000 chicks that they destroyed. The workers were crying as they set big barrells filled with chicks outside where they didn’t last long…..

    3. Chicken Keeper says:

      Most large commercial chicken farms do not buy their chickens for even $2.00 they operate their own hatcheries, the $10.00 per bird is about what it costs to obtain a chick and raise it to point of lay.

  8. WriteGuy says:

    Ignorance, being bliss, your comment shows you to be a very blissful person.

  9. dave faith says:

    Eric’s food comes from the store! Not some farm somewhere. That would be inhumane.

    85,000 birds is not a huge barn. You can argue animal welfare, however birds are placed based on approved square feet per bird standards. When you consider that your neighbors back-yard chicken coop might house 30-50 birds, you can see that 85K is not huge for production agriculture. Farming has changed (for good and bad) so that it encourages large scale production of both crops and animals. Some people want to and can afford $3.50 for a dozen free range chicken eggs. However, some people need the $1.00 a dozen from Walmart.

    1. joshua says:

      About the number of chickens sitting in the Super Bowl freezing their butts off for a stupid football game. “If you SEE something, SAY something”…thanks Janet…now go back to bed.

  10. AL GORE IS A LIAR! says:

    More victims of GLOBAL WARMING – http://www.M4GW.com

  11. Deedee Gorriona Lopez says:

    In cold weather, it is customary to house poultry in what may appear to be overcrowded conditions. Gregarious birds such as chickens huddle together to keep warm — it’s actually quite a natural survival tactic (penguins do it too). You see this year round when baby chicks are transported. All you see is heads in a box peeping, and hatchery companies refuse to sell chicks that number under 25 to ensure warmth & survival. While adult birds can fare fine in less crowded conditions in normal temperatures, it’s is actually better for them to be housed at numbers like 85,000 with the winter, especially like the one they’ve been having in New England this year.

    Sad story though. I love chickens.

    1. joshua says:

      sounds more like pictures of the streets in Cairo.

  12. Deedee Gorriona Lopez says:

    see my comment below… in cold weather it’s better for birds to be housed like that so that they keep warm. In nature, you see them all huddled up anyways.

    1. Farmer says:

      Chickens don’t huddle for warmth. They fluff. That’s why they have all those feathers! They fluff themselves up & the air trapped in the feathers is a wonderful insulator. If they are crowded, they can’t fluff & they’ll be cold.

      1. joshua says:

        FLUFF?? Sounds like a news commentary coming out of MSNBC. or CNN. OR maybe from Robert Gibbs.

  13. geturshinebox says:

    you communist, global warming loon.

  14. GREEN JOB$ CZAR says:

    How many more Chickens and Polar Bears must die for your SUV?!

    I mean really… http://www.WattsUpWithThat.com

    1. IrishEyesAreBlue says:


    2. yiddishlion says:

      Hey moron. They counted the Polar bears in 1972 and found 2,000 of them. Now there are over 20,000. The People who ACTUALLY live up there and know what is going on want desperately to thin the herd. They are dangerous as hell. But as usual liberals never let facts get in the way of their pathetic ideology. Please, take your own life fool.

      1. joshua says:

        Reload! You betcha! Kill a polar bear, drill for oil, kick obambi out of the white house. elect Sarah, fix the economy, freeze a liberal.

  15. Mike says:

    Gee, Eric…you’re a really sensitive guy…where animals are concerned. You’re a typical animal rights knucklehead, obviously. What I wonder is why these chickens were incinerated! If there’s a total loss involved, then why not GIVE the chickens killed to people who are starving. What a colossal waste!

    It isn’t that people like you love animals, Eric…you hate HUMANS. Better wake up, stupid…or tomorrow you’ll wake up stupid (again!).

    1. dave says:

      Meat is MURDER…..Yummy, yummy murder.

  16. Worried Human says:

    I wonder if any of the chickens were choked?

    1. Out of the Fray says:

      LOL. I wonder how many got it?

      1. NOOOOOOOOO says:

        Choking chickens is not a joke! It’s an epidemic! Apparently, my son is hiding a chicken in his room because he will tell me that he just choked the chicken. It’s some kind of sick stress relief… Stop choking chickens! It’s inhumane!

      2. C. Y. Diggit says:

        A bird in the hand,i s worth two in the coop.

    2. Geezus says:

      ..just the one in your hand fool

    3. joshua says:

      that was just Monica Lewinsky.

  17. big mac says:

    Guess you would rather people starve than be able to afford food You people are insane….yes we have commercial food production thank goodness we do..I will always have food as we live on a working farm but what about the people who live in cities who have no way of food production….I pitty you

    1. Joel says:

      Ok, but most of the people who buy $1.00 eggs also have satellite TV, cars, and expensive electronics. They are not starving people. We just choose to spend only 10% of their income on food which is lowest percentage in the world’s history. I am not saying it is the farmer’s fault because their actions are driven by the market. When people’s number one value is in purchasing food is cheapness. Stuff like this and worse will happen.

      1. dave faith says:

        “When people’s number one value is in purchasing food is cheapness. Stuff like this and worse will happen”

        People like cheap food and that causes global warming which causes record snowfall which causes the chickens to die? Or worse!?!?

        So the govt. should require us to spend, say, 40%? 50% of our income on high priced, happy happy, feel good, look how much I care, organic, sustainable, fat free, low carb. govt. approved food?

      2. joshua says:

        Does paying $3.30 per gallon for gasoline somehow make it BETTER than the old $1.85 per gallon gasoline?

        Birds is birds….in a chicken salad sandwich, who cares what the damn chicken ate in high school.

    2. joshua says:

      heck with you….Michelle told us all to Eat Cake. Food is fattening. Real Patriots buy guns and bullets instead of food.

  18. TA says:

    Please don’t use your gov’t computer to write comments on news articles during working hours. Also, be advised that the gay bath house that you frequent after hours has a poorly engineered roof. We know who you are, we know where you go.

    1. Gay Ray says:

      Did you mean a gay chicken ranch?

  19. dosointhewinter says:

    Does anyone know if the Kofkoff farms allows its chickens “access to pasture,” (a USDA NOP term) or the outdoors, during the summer? It isn’t likely.
    Do you know how many small farms have been put out of business because of Kofkoff? If egg farms were more spread out, the risk would be spread out. Also, widespread contamination from things like salmonella would be less likely. Isn’t that the lesson we should have learned from last year’s disaster with a big egg farm?

    1. chicken rustler says:

      If coop chickens have access to pasture, how do you keep them separated from the other farms free range chickens? Do they need to branded or maybe ear tagged to tell them apart?

      How about rounding them up and cutting out strays.

      1. dosointhewinter says:

        Free range is different from pasture. A pasture is a fenced-in area. There are specific requirements for an organic certified operation that Kofkoff does not have to abide by as they are not certified organic nor are they claiming to be certified. Who knows what ethical standards they have to comply with. If we really want to find the answer, we should find seek out an expert in the chicken and egg industries.
        My experience with the behavior of chickens is based on a small flock of no more than 100. I’ve never heard of a branded chicken and it wouldn’t make sense unless the chickens have no feathers so you could see the brand. Chickens also have very small ears so eartagging would be difficult. The ID methods used are tags around their legs or microchips. I have done neither because no one else raises chickens in my area, and although my chickens are “free range,” (I have no fences atm) they generally stay on my property for some reason.. look at this if you want to poopoo freerange 🙂 http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/18/us-dioxin-eggs-taiwan-idUSTRE65H15820100618
        My point on this topic was it is a bad argument to assume that “chickens get cold in the winter so it’s ok for them to crowd together.” It’s true that if it’s very cold, chickens stay inside, but they don’t huddle together so much. They perch and sit in nests with straw. As chicks, too much huddling causes them to get careless, or selfish and they sit on other chicks. If crowding is ok in the winter, it should be bad in the summer, right? Because they would get hot, it is bad. During the summer, they like to sunbathe and then take dirtbaths to cool off or sit in the shade.
        The information given to us in this article doesn’t tell us what squarefootage per animal of this Kofkoff farm was. We don’t know even know the general layout of the facility that could give us a better idea of how to ethically judge the farm.

    2. joshua says:

      they SHOULD provide indoor bathrooms with handicap facilities as well as rest breaks every two hours too.

  20. countrygal says:

    You’d think with this much at stake farmers would either build structures that can withstand the weight of several feet of snow or pay to have the snow removed off their barns’ roofs? Sounds really irresponsible to me.

    1. mike says:

      As with the electrical grid, you don’t build structures for the 1 year in 100 snowfall levels. That’s a waste of capital.

      1. joshua says:

        if we are OK with aborting 2 million fetuses, what is the problem with crushing a few chickens to death?

  21. statzz says:

    Does Kevin sSkinner work there?

  22. Dr. Bombay says:

    If you’re still eating products that come from these torture factories … good luck because you’ll need it.


    1. PETA says:

      PETA = People Eating Tasty Animals

      I bet any of those dead chickens would be excellent fare with a little BBQ sauce and a good wood fire to roast them on.

  23. mike says:

    You don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Everybody knows that.

    So perhaps 85,000 chickens shouldn’t all be in one structure.

    1. Reader80 says:

      Good one, Mike!

    2. Chicken Keeper says:

      Assuming facts not in evidence are you?

      Maybe that operation has over a million birds in many buildings.

      1. joshua says:

        sounds like a bunch all ready for the million bird march of washington to protest chicken slavery.

  24. ragu4u says:

    85,000 chicken patties will now flood the market. The McChicken Sandwich will drop to 75 cents for one week only!

    1. joshua says:

      already up on eBay….sold without warranty.

  25. LB says:

    Slow down and learn how to spell.

  26. Napoleon Dynamite says:

    Do the chickens have large talons?

    1. Farmer says:

      I don’t understand a word you just said.

      1. joshua says:

        he said “was the chicken related to Jimmy Fallon?”

    2. teo says:

      Biggest laugh of the day! Thank you!

  27. Cervantes says:

    Sounds like violent rhetoric and vitriol to me, send in the black helicopters and ninjas.

  28. Chickenman says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    Makes US (and most the world) not so great or morally progressed then, huh? Sad, both for tortured animals and all those who are indifferent to them.

    You are what you eat. Bunch of both dumb clucks and eggheads out there, I see.

    1. Eric says:

      456 million Indians (41.6% of the total Indian population) now live under the global poverty line of US$ 1.25 per day. – World Bank

      About 800 people die after being tortured to death in Indian prisons each year. – Reuters.

      India ranks 105th worldwide in press freedom index – Reporters Without Borders.

      Applying Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy, sounds like India isn’t treating its animals very well, and all of this is the result. Of course, it is possible that animal rights is an absolutely horrible measuring stick for determining national greatness.

      It’s past noon, so its time to head off for lunch in my gasoline guzzling 1 Ton Chevy Silverado and wolf down a hormone and antibiotic laden bacon double cheeseburger with some trans-fat fried french fries minus any of the guilt and fear that the media and Democrat’s tell me is supposed to accompany such sordid, irresponsible actions.

      1. dave faith says:

        Now I’m gettin’ hungry. That sounds like a good idea. Maybe I’ll load the kids up in the ol’ ‘burban and head to town for burgers and fries. Extra thick choco. shakes all around.

      2. Chickenhearted says:

        Who said Gandhi said India was a great nation?

        Obviously all that animal fat has clogged your brains as well as arteries. You lovin’ it? Happy heart-attacking.

    2. joshua says:

      Guess that makes Monica Lewinski into Bill Clinton then.

  29. Durango says:

    I love you environmental wackos – don’t raise animals because they contribute to ‘greenhouse gases’? And we shouldn’t drill for oil – or even burn wood for heat because they contribute to ‘greenhouse gases’? Thank you Al Gore for publishing your book of fabrications – the real inconvenient truth is that most of your book was lies and flawed ‘science’. Of course we know the answer to the problem is to fine the ‘evil’ farmers for all the farts their animals produce because their flatulence is destroying the environment – we still haven’t figured out how to tax the deer and squirrels yet, but I’m sure Al is working on it. Eric, for your information, not every large farm is a ‘factory’. For you to be so arrogant that you are glad a hard-working farmer and his workers (and their families) have lost their livelihood is appalling. The next time you go to the grocery store, turn up your thermostat, or start your car – just take a glance in the mirror to see the hypocrite looking back at you.

  30. Ryan says:

    Can we say yet another internet commentator that knows nothing about the subject but feels qualified to post an opinion?

    1. Heron Green says:

      ah, but is that yet the beauty and amusement of the internet?

  31. Hoofie of Falls says:

    I like stories about chickens. This is a good chicken story. Where is my medication? Ma!

    1. joshua says:

      just have some nice Jewish Chicken Soup…better than prescription meds.

  32. Gonzocat says:

    If you’re gonna eat meat, unwanted pets are cheap, plentiful, tasty, and you will save your fellow tax payers the expense of housing, destruction, and disposal.
    Dog works well in all goat recipes and has a milder flavor, horse is much healthier than beef and distinctly delicious, cat tastes like rabbit and if kept outdoors in the winter will provide a beautiful pelt as well, cuy is your personal pan rabbit…
    The humane society here will not take cats or kittens. No room.

    1. Gonzocat says:

      Too bad it wasn’t 85000 lawyers and politicians

      1. Bob says:


    2. Stinky Feet says:


    3. joshua says:

      lots of room for them at the bottom of the lake. just put them in a feed sack with a couple of rocks and take them for a swim.

  33. Joseph O says:

    …perusing the peanut gallery DAVE’s comment caught my eye.

    Meat is MURDER, Yummy Yummy murder…

    1. Joe is looney says:

      Murder is defined as the killing of a human being w/ malace aforethought. We do not take meat from humans.

      1. Hannibal says:

        says who?

        signed, Jeffery Dauhmer and Hannibal Lechter.

    2. joshua says:

      BAD meat is maybe not MURDER, but will give you diaherrea pretty painfully.

  34. Tim says:

    They have actually started making buildings that come in different sizes now, MsReader. Just figured you might want to know so you can start thinking before you type.

  35. Dave says:

    As opposed to you losers who refuse to participate in your country’s affairs because you can’t grasp simple political concepts?

    I agree this isn’t necessarily a political article but you had to expect there would be some people here whining about mistreatment of chickens and some people defending it… They’re people teddy, they’re not perfect…

    1. joshua says:

      Dave…SOME of us ARE perfect. We follow the rules “See something, Say something”.

  36. Mike says:

    You mean chickens aren’t afforded the luxury of 2 bedroom apartments? Oh, the humanity of it all. Yet someone else who has never left the city and has no clue how nature really works.

    1. Hank says:

      Well 85000chickes in a farmyard would be a mess. What if they all decided to cross the road at the same time?

  37. Michael Madej says:

    LOL, Yes before we slaughter the chickens we must make sure they each have their own personal space, maybe even their own toilet. What horrible animal abusers. Sheesh WHO CARES.

    1. ak says:

      moronic comment from a moron

    2. Terry says:

      Oh and they must have healthcare! Afterall, it’s a right.

  38. NCMurf says:

    Guess you weren’t interested in …..’how big the building was’????

  39. Brooklyn Reader says:

    It’s kind of sad that the the people who are denying global warming have no idea what it actually means. Let me try:

    The earth is covered by a largely inhabitable layer called a troposphere. This is where the air, the soil, and the bodies of water live. Water has interesting properties and is capable of moving large amounts of energy from the surface to the upper atmosphere, and vice versa, when it evaporates and condenses. In fact, that state-change has ten times the heat-carrying capacity as the refrigerant in your air conditioners, enough to heat or cool over 400 times it’s own weight of water one degree centigrade. It’s frighteningly efficient that way, and explains how a storm system can hold such a massive amount of deadly energy.

    Between the oceans and the atmosphere, the troposphere of the Earth is one giant heat pump, moving energy from one altitude to another, from one latitude to another, driving ocean currents, jet streams, and giant storm systems. The whole system tries to even out the energy distribution, and achieves a certain balance. These winds and currents fall into familiar patterns as long as the giant heat pump is shuffling around the same amount of energy in the whole system. A lot of these patterns drive our seasons. If you add or subtract energy from the system, these patterns change, currents move, upper atmospheric systems and jet streams alter their behavior.

    This is what we’re seeing now. The polar ice cap may have melted, but the air currents have shifted enough to dump subarctic weather on top of us, along with, if you haven’t noticed, some wicked storms.

    It’s unfortunate that scientists had no idea how simpleminded a big chunk of the populace is, or they would have called it something else, like tropospheric destabilization.

    1. Jay Cunnington says:

      When can we grow wheat in Greenland again?

    2. dave faith says:

      Bring back Pennsylvania’s once beautiful glaciers!

      If it wasn’t for 8 years of Goerge W. Bush and his failed policy and…

      1. dave faith says:


    3. Scott says:

      This has what to do with 85,000 dead chickens? If people are so f’in smart then figure out a way to stop this from happening without cost to our farmers that can’t make ends meet as it is. How easily people get off the point of topic!

    4. joshua says:

      Was that Al or Michael Moore speaking. Has Keith Olbermann gone scientist on us? If you do not have a Nobel Peace Prize in your name, you cannot ever be expected to understand the highly scientific facts underlying the entire concept and rationale behind GLOBAL WARMING. Just TRUST your GOVERNMENT. Sent you money and first born to Washington every April 15. Adopt a democrat. Take a liberal to lunch. Kiss a toad.

  40. Mike Soto says:

    Rumor Has it McDonalds bought up around 78,000 Chickens because of the savings of processing and Barack Obama & Fam got the rest

  41. John says:

    NO!!!! Just big buildings!

  42. Rick says:

    I suspect fowl play!

  43. CKnight says:

    How does that saying go…Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket.

  44. Hank Warren says:

    Global warming scam, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress, except Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

  45. OhSnap says:

    How do you know it was overcrowded? Did you ask the chickens or are you just exercising your liberal talent of jumping to conclusions?

  46. Boogie Mann says:

    Will PETA hold a candlelight vigil and memorial service followed by a burial in individual graves in a National Cemetery?? Will Al Gore write a song that lays their untimely demise to global warming. Will Barack Obama give a rousing eulogy laying the whole sordid episode at the feet of racist capitalism? Oh well,, pass the fried chicken and potato salad!!

  47. Sailor says:

    My only complaint about so many chickens being housed together is the lack of quality. You can tell the difference of eggs from a small farm compared to industrial eggs. I would love to keep my own chickens but my city has one of those ridiculous city ordinances that won’t allow it. With so much in the media talking about food shortages and inflation, I am puzzled why people are not being more independent and raising animals and growing food for themselves.
    I don’t believe in the animal rights side of it but I don’t think they should be housed poorly either, God does want us to take care of the Earth..(NOT worship it), I’m sorry but no one is going to make me feel guilty for being human, we need to eat, and chicken eggs are very delicious 😀

    1. Our Farm says:

      The only difference between the eggs is in what the chix eats. There is no difference due to the size of the farm. I have over 100 chix. They free range, out in the pastures & woods, eating what they will. They come back into the coop at night, lured by a coffee can of whole oats (no GMOs for my birds, that’s all in Whole Foods Markets!)
      If a chix eats a natural diet of bugs ‘n seeds, the eggs w/ be tasty w/ rich dark yolks. If they eat store bought feed….. all bets are off. That holds the same on small farms. Many small farmers keep their chix in a coop & feed them the same thing that commercial layers get. Their eggs are the same as commercial layers eggs.

    2. joshua says:

      I was always a happy patron of the Chicken Ranch in South Texas.

  48. paul says:

    “Do the chickens have large talons?”

  49. skip says:

    So now we know why the chickens crossed the road!

  50. Rick O'Shea says:

    They should have been tenderized.

  51. Matthew says:

    Must be Bush’s fault, right?

  52. Jo Jo says:

    I personally think it’s George Bush’s fault…….

  53. Voice of Reason says:

    I’d like to point out that most bleeding-heart animal rights activists don’t seem to have a problem with a human mother killing her unborn child. Hypocrites.

  54. Voice of Reason says:

    Humane Society = No Common Sense

    The Humane Society today called for the keeping of chickens in “cage free” environments.

    If egg farmers create “cage free” environments, who will protect these same farmers from government investigation and regulation when consumers find the price of eggs increasing 400% to 500%?

    Additionally, if the chickens inside the building were not in cages, and the building collapsed, wouldn’t they still have been killed?

  55. PR says:


  56. ed says:

    I’ll bet the next time Chicken Little says the sky is falling the others will listen.

  57. dosointhewinter says:

    Who else thinks the stock picture of the chicken up their looks like redneck?

    1. Farmer says:

      This pix is a Turken. They aren’t used as layers in commerical facilities. Person who chose pix is a city dwelling Idiot!

      1. joshua says:

        no….it was a woman that currently lives in the White House and is smarter than God, but is very proud of her nation today, since they elected a real Turkey as president….fowl business, I think.

  58. Rick A Hyatt says:

    KFC will have to drop their prices!

  59. arial says:

    Oh, the humanity! I guess they weren’t free range.

  60. robert m says:

    If you believe this drivel, you need to mate with a chicken

  61. Real Rick says:

    The coops these days are built too big with a lack of support and they’re usually made with the cheapest material. So no big surprise.

  62. Andrew says:

    Sad day for chickens. Squawk!

  63. Andrew says:

    They were’nt given the chance to cross the road.

  64. JLIn says:

    My son works in the broiler poultry business. Mass deaths (10,000+) occur not infrequently in those houses due to everything from improperly blended feed to temperature control and ventilation failures. The birds are very sensitive.

    1. joshua says:

      sounds like John Boehmer.

  65. Keith Weiner says:

    Don’t put all your chickens in one coop.

  66. joshua says:

    Must have had the chicken coops built to HUD low income multi-unit specs.

  67. joshua says:

    Which came first, the Chicken or the Snow? the chicken, otherwise the snow would not know where to fall to crush the chicken.
    Why does a snowman cross the road? to crush a chicken.
    ….moral of story…Eat more chiken.

  68. joshua says:

    Jan 27….the NEW 9/11

  69. joshua says:

    Obama will now have to appoint a Chicken Czar and impanel a Special Committee to investigate chicken farms and make recommendations as to safety issues and whether or not there are enough jobs in the industry for MORE illegal aliens to have. We have to do SOMETHING to pay these poor starving illegals…maybe we should send dead chickens of Mexico in exchange for more valuable drugs and such.

    First, he has to find a real good Harvard educated Socialist Director of the Committee that has no prior knowledge of chickens or the poultry industry. That is tough because all liberals are either chicken or turkeys.

  70. Tom Shea says:

    Al Gore, CALL YOUR OFFICE, or the nearest chicken coop.

  71. T. says:

    They were going to kill the chickens anyway weren’t they? What’s the big deal? I think nature saved you some effort, and they are pre-frozen. I say be thankful. Don’t complain.

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