A fire at a Perdue research facility in Pocomoke City Wednesday killed 6,000 chickens.
Perdue Spokeswoman Julie DeYoung says the blaze broke out just after 3 p.m.; all the employees had already left to go home for the day.
The Perdue research lab conducts testing on breeds, nutrition and feeding of its chickens.
The cause of Wednesday’s fire is now under investigation.
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