LEBANON, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut Department of Agriculture officials say eggs from the Lebanon farm, where a massive fire broke out this week, are safe to eat and the remaining chickens are healthy.
On Tuesday, a fire broke out at a chicken coop at the Hillandale Farms in Lebanon, killing approximately 80,000 chickens. The department conducted two inspections to test the remaining chickens.
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Officials say both inspections showed that all of the remaining chickens appeared healthy and that eggs from the plant are safe to eat.
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Water, electricity, and feeding systems were restored Wednesday and production has returned to normal.
27 years ago to the day another fire at the farm destroyed two coops, killing a total of 216,000 chickens.