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Nearly 200,000 chickens dead after electricity incident

December 4th, 2019

Animal welfare officers are investigating how nearly 200,000 chickens died early on Saturday morning at a chicken farm in Helensville. The Ministry for Primary Industries says the deaths, which RNZ has been told occured at a Tegel farm, were due to a back-up generator failing to kick in when the power went out.

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