Chickens burnt alive

Posted: January 14, 2012 in Environment, General

About 140,000 chickens burnt to death as a massive blaze swept through a Frittenden egg farm near Cranbrook, Kent which started shortly after 11am on Wednesday.

Around 50 firefighters fought the flames for over three hours at the egg-laying farm, which is part of the Cranbrook based food company Fridays but were unable to save the chickens.

The company was in the process of upgrading its barns because they no longer complied with new rules, which come into force in July, on caged birds.

Company spokesman David Friday refused to comment on the loss of the chickens, but said: “All staff are accounted for and no injuries have been reported”. Oh, that’s alright then.

At the height of the flames, there were ten appliances at the scene, two vehicles with raised platforms and numerous other specialist cars.

On Thursday three crews were back at the farm to check for hot spots while the two barns were pulled down.

COUNTRYFILE

IlieTalking about the countryside how come the BBC has turned Sunday’s ‘Countryfile’ programme into a political platform for Downing Street David Cameron to spout what wonderful things he thinks he is doing for the British countryside.

All I can see is 1,000’s of windfarms, useless when there’s no wind and fall apart when there is wind plus building houses on green fields to house the ever increasing migrant population.

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