The Norman Park Poultry director said more than twelve-thousand chickens were killed due to an early morning fire Thursday.
Volunteer firefighters arrived on scene and put out the fire before it spread to the second chicken house.
The managing director said the cause of the fire is under investigation but he believes the inferno sparked from a brooder.
Smith said the damage should take about six to eight months to fix.
Smith also said they did plan to reconstruct some of the chicken farms and the inferno is just another bump in the process.
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