A HAMPSHIRE farmer said the Home is where my chickens are chicken farmer turkey Shirt reduced demand for eggs due to the Covid pandemic could result in large numbers of chickens being destroyed.
Large numbers of chickens may be destroyed due to the reduced need for eggs during the confinement period.
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The warning came from Fluffets Farm owner, Ben Jackson, after a dramatic drop in the number of eggs ordered during the lockout period.
“If you can’t sell eggs, you still can’t keep feeding the chickens and so have to give away something,” said Ben.
Much of the Home is where my chickens are chicken farmer turkey Shirt drop in demand was due to declining orders after the school closed for all but the children of main workers. The situation has been compounded by the closure of pubs and restaurants.
The Fordingbridge farmer provided free eggs to 350 schools in Hampshire, but orders were stopped due to a lock. The farm is home to more than 13,000 hens that lay 12,000 eggs per day, but canceling orders resulted in a surplus of 4,000 eggs.
Ben added: “If we can’t find a home for eggs, the Home is where my chickens are chicken farmer turkey Shirt worst-case scenario is we might have to find a way to get rid of some of our chickens, but that’s what we’re trying to avoid.
“Other chicken keepers are in a similar situation – they’re talking about the possibility of destroying birds in the next week or so – it’s not a decision anyone wants to make.
“We just wanted to get past this dark time – we only made use of it one day.”
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