Jan. 19, 1999 - "Our chicken houses hold 126,000 give or take a
few hundred. Our molts usually last about 12 days and during the
molt we lose right around 50 birds a day. The last couple of days
of the molt before we feed them we lose 100 to 150. The day we
feed them we will lose about 200-250 hens within a few hours
after we feed them. The hens tend to gorge themselves and choke
on the feed as they try to eat too much too soon, or at least
that's what we believe."