HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say the collapse of a farm building due to heavy snow has killed 85,000 egg-laying hens.
Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky (Reh-VISS-kee') said Thursday the incident at Kofkoff Egg Farm in Bozrah occurred Jan. 27 and the number of birds killed was reported to the state recently. He says the dead birds were incinerated.
Ken Pauze (Paw-ZAY'), a representative of the company, confirmed the information but would not 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.
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