LUMBERTON (WFMY) – Almost two million chickens died in the flooding following Hurricane Florence’s impact on the Carolina coast belonging to one company.
Sanderson Farms, Inc. released a statement indicated they lost a live inventory of 1.7 million head of broiler chickens out of their 20 million head total. The company said the chicken ranged in age from six days to sixty-two days.
In addition, the company reported there are about 6.33 million chicken at about 30 farms in the Lumberton area isolated by floodwaters and currently unreachable.
Sanderson Farms wrote in a release they could lose those chickens as well if they aren’t able to reach those farms with feed trucks soon.