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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

70,000 Chickens Found Dead in Delmar Md., Man Charged

DELMAR, Md. - The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says a 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the deaths of nearly 70,000 chickens.

Authorities say Joshua Shelton has been charged with burglary, malicious destruction of property and trespassing.

The sheriff's office says the owner of a farm on East Line Road in Delmar told a deputy early Saturday that the power had been turned off in three poultry houses, which deprived the chickens of food, water and cooling fans.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Me and my husband used to grow chickens and we do not understand when the electric went off or it got to hot why his alarm did not go off.When we grew chickens if the electric went off or if it was to hot or to cold the alarm would call us and page us and let us know which house it was.The we would respond to the birds needs and where was his backup generator? I know this does not make it right what the guy did but some of this could have been avoided instead of a total loss.What a shame!