Chickens killed in massive fire at Wisconsin egg farm

Authorities are investigating the cause of a massive fire at an egg farm in Southeastern Wisconsin.

The fire broke out at S&R Egg Farm in LaGrange Friday night.

It took almost 15 hours for firefighters to put it out.

The company says one of its 14 barns was destroyed.  Roughly 300,000 chickens were inside.

No people were injured.

The farm produces up to 2 million eggs a year.

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7 comments

  • Ismael

    Oh no. There goes the price of eggs but on the bright side the firemen did not have to buy dinner that day. They had free roasted chicken.

  • Millie

    300,000 chickens in one barn! Sounds like animal abuse. Did they have access to sunshine, water, fres air. Buy only eggs laid by cage free chicken and put an end to abusing chickens! Hope the owners of this egg factory lost every penny they had.

  • Karen Davis

    These birds were totally abused by the owner, forced to live in filthy cages, denied sunshine, fresh air, joy of life, and now they have endured the final agony of being burned alive. The poultry industry refuses to install fire prevention systems in the chicken and turkey houses (the same with the owners of pigs and cows and other farmed animals), and they will also burn down their own buildings with live occupants in order to collect insurance. Often, via the US Department of Agriculture, taxpayers pay the bill for rebuilding and restocking these death camps. Unfortunately, the National Fire Protection Association, which is empowered to require, or at least strongly recommend, fire prevention equipment in buildings housing farmed animals, has so far refused to stand up to the agribusiness lobby.

    Karen Davis, PhD, President of United Poultry Concerns.

  • Mary Finelli

    Everyone who buys eggs supplied by places like this -which is where the vast majority of eggs come from- are also responsible for the horrific death that these 300,000 hens suffered as well as the many, many more who die in fires like this, which are not uncommon. Dont' buy and they won't die.


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