Burglars slaughter several hundred chickens at Foster Farms

Image provided by the California Poultry Foundation shows chickens at a Foster Farms facility in 2000 near Livingston, Calif.(AP Photo/Bill Mattos, California Poultry Federation)

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office said about 920 chickens were killed after burglars broke into a Foster Farms facility south of Caruthers.

Investigators said on September 20th they investigated a burglary at a Caruthers Foster Farms facility. They said the suspects pulled back part of the fence, entered a chicken shed, and began slaughtering chickens with a golf club, or other blunt object.

Foster Farms said the 920 chickens killed were worth about $5,000. They are now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the people responsible.

Anyone with information on this case should contact the Fresno County Sheriff's Department Ag Task Force at 600-8150 or CrimeStoppers at 498-7867.

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