Thousands of Chickens Killed in Fire at Connecticut Coop

Apr 27, 2016

Thousands of chickens have died in a fire at a coop in eastern Connecticut that belongs to a major egg producer.

The Hartford Courant reports at least 80,000 chickens have been killed in the blaze at Kofkoff Egg Farms in Lebanon.

The company has operations in Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, and Lebanon and is the largest egg producer in New England.

More than 100 firefighters from towns around eastern Connecticut joined in the response. Water tank crews were shuttling water to douse the flames.

The Courant reports the farm has millions of birds producing eggs and a fire there in 1989 killed 216,000 chickens.

No injuries were reported among the farm's workers and firefighters in Tuesday's fire.