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75,000 Hens Die In Fire At New Zealand Farm


Recall the recent fire that killed 100,000 chickens at a Connecticut farm.

UPDATE: Egg Farm Fire Killed Roughly 100,000 Chickens

The fire occurred at Hillandale Farms, one of the top-5 egg producers in the United States.

Per the Hillandale Farms website:

Today, Hillandale Farms raises over 20 million chickens for eggs and is one of the top 5 egg producers in the country! We handle everything about their raising and care, except hatching them. We are still family-owned and operated and we still care about the safety and conditions of our birds. They get only vegetarian feed, and we’ve developed many proprietary techniques and technologies to increase their safety and comfort.

The enormous blaze reportedly led to the death of about 100,000 chickens at the Bozrah egg farm.

It’s unclear what started the fire.




Now, a similar incident has occurred at a New Zealand farm.

A fire at a chicken farm in Orini reportedly killed 75,000 egg-laying hens.

“Zeagold Nutrition chief executive John McKay confirmed there was a fire at its egg-laying farm in Waikato,” the New Zealand Herald reports.

Per the Zeagold website:

Zeagold Foods is New Zealand’s leading producer of quality eggs and egg products.

Per the NZ Herald:

McKay said the cause of the fire had not been determined and the focus was on the welfare of their hens.

“We are devastated to have lost 75,000 birds … the total impact will not be known until the fire is contained.”

McKay confirmed about 1pm that the fire had been contained.

“We’re pleased to report the fire has been contained, with Fire and Emergency NZ remaining on site to monitor any hot spots. At this stage, we still have to assess the full extent of the damage, but it was not as extensive as initially reported, with only two sheds affected.”

Initially, McKay said it had involved four sheds.

“We will know more when we have access to the full site. We would like to thank Fire and Emergency NZ for their quick response and great efforts today,” McKay said.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokesman said they received a report about 7.45am this morning of a fire at the farm on Old Rd.

There were no reported injuries at the scene.

The farm’s 12 staff members are “safe and unharmed,” according to McKay.



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