Over the past two weeks, 300,000 chickens have been killed on 16 South Carolina farms, stretching across several counties.
On at least one farm, which belongs to W.L. Coker, 200,000 birds were roasted to death. Someone broke into the facilities, disabled the temperature alarms, shut off ventilation and allowed temperatures to reach 115 degrees. Mature birds need temperatures in the chicken house to be 65 to 70 degrees. Chicks live at 95 to 100 degrees.
The details are simultaneously gory and…