All these poor chickens.
Last week, we had an item talking about the 1.7 million chickens that had died as a result of Hurricane Florence. It turns out that number was pretty conservative.
North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture now reports that 3.4 million chickens drowned as a result of the catastrophic storm. But while those numbers are ginormous, they aren’t considered unusual when viewed against the backdrop of the amount of livestock owned around the country.
These sorts of livestock death tolls are unfortunately far too common because of the difficulty in evacuating from a storm of this magnitude.
Do you think there needs to be more done to protect livestock when these types of storms are being forecast?