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Planetman
08-28-2012, 11:24 PM
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Sheriff: Drunken man turns off power on poultry farm, causes death of 70,000 chickens

By James Eng, NBC News

A man wandering around a Delmar, Md., poultry farm in a drunken stupor turned off the power to three chicken houses, causing the deaths of nearly 70,000 chickens, sheriff’s officials said.

The property owner who made the grisly discovery found the man, identified as Joshua D. Shelton, 21, of Delmar, Md., passed out on the floor of the power control shed, wearing only a T-shirt and boxer shorts.

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“This subject was also lying in a pool of his own urine. A strong odor of alcohol was also coming from the subject,” Wicomico County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Robinson said in a press release.

The investigating deputy awakened the man.

“Shelton advised the last thing he remembered was being on the property after a nearby concert but did not know how he ended up in the shed. The deputy surmised that in his intoxicated state, Shelton turned off the circuit breakers that controlled the electricity to the chicken houses,” Robinson said.

Shelton was arrested and booked into jail on charges of second-degree burglary, trespass and malicious destruction of property.

The property owner discovered the dead chickens Saturday morning. He told investigators that without power, the chickens will begin to die within 15 minutes. The birds, which were due to be delivered to a local processing plant the following day, were valued at $20,000.

Allen Farms, which was going to process the birds, estimated its loss at $220,000, said sheriff's Chief Deputy Gary Baker.

Shelton had been at the owner's property the previous evening with a group of people that included the owner’s daughter, Baker said.

“The daughter thought he left, but instead he wandered into the shed where all the power controls and breakers were and turned it off,” Baker told NBC News on Tuesday.

"Quite frankly, he was probably in a condition where he really didn’t know what he was doing,” Baker said.

"The theory is that he may have been in there looking for a light switch," Robinson told DelmarvaNow.com.

Baker said he’s heard of flocks of chickens dying due to natural occurrences such as drought and heat waves, "but never anything like this manmade that we can remember.”

Bill Satterfield, executive director of Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc., a local trade group, said he was surprised by news of the poultry caper.

"I have never heard of a drunkard going in and killing chickens," he told DelmarvaNow.com. "This is a new one on me, and it's unfortunate that it occurred."

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BigMeatballDave
08-28-2012, 11:26 PM
Winner winner, chicken dinner

Discuss Thrower
08-28-2012, 11:28 PM
By far the foulest of mass killings. The law should tread lightly less they look upon this heinous act as a poultry happening.

Dave Lane
08-28-2012, 11:29 PM
So the farmer makes $20,000 and the corporate processing plant makes $225,000 off the same chickens. Seems fair.

KcMizzou
08-28-2012, 11:32 PM
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Pfft... rookie.

boogblaster
08-28-2012, 11:50 PM
dogfood plant will buy em .....

Psyko Tek
08-28-2012, 11:51 PM
was a kid me and my little sister used to love it when grandam got her chicks incubated
playing with 100's of f;fluffy baby chicks..

good time
and then 9 months later having to scad and plunk those bastards

KILLER_CLOWN
08-28-2012, 11:53 PM
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KcMizzou
08-28-2012, 11:57 PM
was a kid me and my little sister used to love it when grandam got her chicks incubated
playing with 100's of f;fluffy baby chicks..

good time
and then 9 months later having to scad and plunk those bastardsLife on the farm.

ghak99
08-28-2012, 11:57 PM
So the farmer makes $20,000 and the corporate processing plant makes $225,000 off the same chickens. Seems fair.

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ghak99
08-29-2012, 12:04 AM
was a kid me and my little sister used to love it when grandam got her chicks incubated
playing with 100's of f;fluffy baby chicks..

good time
and then 9 months later having to scad and plunk those bastards

You didn't get to cut the head off and watch them go nuts?

I hated that stinking boiling mess, but I've never laughed as hard as I did when I watched a headless chicken chase my scared shitless little sister across the yard. ROFL

cdcox
08-29-2012, 12:05 AM
Dude's gonna have to pay for his mistake. Tough cluck.

mikey23545
08-29-2012, 12:50 AM
He should fry for something like that.

Phobia
08-29-2012, 12:53 AM
If this loss were anything like gasoline, I'd fully expect to pay $43 for a 3-piece dinner at Popeyes tomorrow afternoon... and off to D.C. we go.

Phobia
08-29-2012, 12:54 AM
He should fry for something like that.

In the old days, he quite literally would be tarred and feathered.

crazycoffey
08-29-2012, 01:01 AM
In the old days, he quite literally would be tarred and feathered.

Ahh Man!!!

suzzer99
08-29-2012, 01:02 AM
Why exactly do chickens die w/o power? I must have missed that day of high school biology.

Terribly-written article.

WV
08-29-2012, 01:02 AM
He's one lucky dude, most farmers wouldn't have let the kid off so easy. He would have woken up in the hog pen ass up or in a stall with the bull if he pulled this crap in most cases.

WV
08-29-2012, 01:04 AM
Why exactly do chickens die w/o power? I must have missed that day of high school biology.

Terribly-written article.

Probably from lack of ventilation or perhaps temperature. Commercial chicken houses are pretty high tech these days, just a slight variance in temp or lack of airflow is deadly.

Phobia
08-29-2012, 01:10 AM
Why exactly do chickens die w/o power? I must have missed that day of high school biology.

Terribly-written article.

If they miss their hourly steroid injections, they're cooked.

HoneyBadger
08-29-2012, 01:48 AM
If he had just been smoking weed he would have been too stupid to kill the chickens.

BillSelfsTrophycase
08-29-2012, 01:59 AM
NSFW

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Nzoner
08-29-2012, 06:21 AM
What a dumb mutherclucker.

Hog Farmer
08-29-2012, 07:16 AM
Why exactly do chickens die w/o power? I must have missed that day of high school biology.

Terribly-written article.


Ventilation. My Nurseries are the same way, totally enclosed .If you lose power in the summer time, temps qiuickly rise to 110 + degrees and they start dying off. In the winter not so much.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-29-2012, 07:34 AM
eat more chick'n

mikey23545
08-29-2012, 07:38 AM
eat more chick'n

LMAO

Inspector
08-29-2012, 08:28 AM
I bet a cow snuck in there and did that trying to get people to eat more chicken and less beef.

blaise
08-29-2012, 08:32 AM
Murder most fowl.

milkman
08-29-2012, 08:34 AM
Murder most fowl.

Well done.

Ebolapox
08-29-2012, 08:34 AM
my mom always told me not to count my chickens.

Ebolapox
08-29-2012, 08:35 AM
they're no longer hot chicks.

Ebolapox
08-29-2012, 08:35 AM
their egg is fried.

el borracho
08-29-2012, 08:36 AM
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Ebolapox
08-29-2012, 08:38 AM
at least he didn't choke the chickens.

KC Tattoo
08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
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Nzoner
08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
at least he didn't choke the chickens.

Winnah!! :clap:

JD10367
08-29-2012, 09:22 AM
So the owner had no barriers to accessing his property, and no barriers to accessing the obviously-critical "power control shed"? He's kind of a moron.

Mugalug
08-29-2012, 10:29 AM
What a cock, He would have been fine if he would have had a henweigh.

seclark
08-29-2012, 10:39 AM
What a cock, He would have been fine if he would have had a henweigh.

they're not legal in md.
sec

ghak99
08-29-2012, 12:19 PM
So the owner had no barriers to accessing his property, and no barriers to accessing the obviously-critical "power control shed"? He's kind of a moron.

Did you read the article?

A high fence with barbed wire wouldn't have kept the farmer's daughter from bringing her drunken friends home. For all we know she was riding his limp dick in the "power control shed" and left his dumb ass there in her unsatisfied fit of pissed off. "I thought he left" could be her version of "I was too drunk to remember what I did with my cockforthenight.... It's not my fault daddy.

“Shelton advised the last thing he remembered was being on the property after a nearby concert but did not know how he ended up in the shed..........

The property owner discovered the dead chickens Saturday morning.........

Shelton had been at the owner's property the previous evening with a group of people that included the owner’s daughter, Baker said.

“The daughter thought he left, but instead he wandered into the shed where all the power controls and breakers were and turned it off,” Baker told NBC News on Tuesday.

vailpass
08-29-2012, 01:13 PM
So the farmer makes $20,000 and the corporate processing plant makes $225,000 off the same chickens. Seems fair.

It would be better if the farmer was paid the $200k and the plant made $20 k then the plant could go out of business and everyone would win!!111!!!

gblowfish
08-29-2012, 01:17 PM
Psycho Chicken!
He's clucking a lot, but he's not saying anything!!!
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BossChief
08-29-2012, 01:22 PM
"next thing I know, I'm in DBowes chicken coop sweatin like a slave and the only one that could get me out was my momma."

"damn, smokey...don't hit it so hard, it's angeldust Holmes."

vailpass
08-29-2012, 01:23 PM
Did you read the article?

A high fence with barbed wire wouldn't have kept the farmer's daughter from bringing her drunken friends home. For all we know she was riding his limp dick in the "power control shed" and left his dumb ass there in her unsatisfied fit of pissed off. "I thought he left" could be her version of "I was too drunk to remember what I did with my cockforthenight.... It's not my fault daddy.

True. Still, it seems like something as critical as those breakers would be lock guarded and/or idiot proofed.

HemiEd
08-29-2012, 01:25 PM
NSFW

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ROFL

whoman69
08-29-2012, 01:34 PM
Title fail. I call fowl.

ghak99
08-29-2012, 02:01 PM
True. Still, it seems like something as critical as those breakers would be lock guarded and/or idiot proofed.

I would agree.

Most up to date commercial operations have them well protected. Assuming that's all his birds, a $20k cycle sale doesn't paint a picture of a big operation.

vailpass
08-29-2012, 02:37 PM
I would agree.

Most up to date commercial operations have them well protected. Assuming that's all his birds, a $20k cycle sale doesn't paint a picture of a big operation.

You clearly know more about it than I do. Seems like even a small operation would protect the inventory, maybe even more so.

Sofa King
08-29-2012, 02:39 PM
Well, this guy's cl*cked.

ghak99
08-29-2012, 03:05 PM
You clearly know more about it than I do. Seems like even a small operation would protect the inventory, maybe even more so.

Ag operations, and their management, vary so greatly there is no telling what "the power control shed" looks like. The operation could look like this...

http://www.poultryhub.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Georgia-poultry-sheds-588x353.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Broiler_house.jpg/300px-Broiler_house.jpg

or this...

http://ian.umces.edu/imagelibrary/albums/userpics/10025/normal_iil_ian_bf_2031.jpg

Planetman
08-29-2012, 05:27 PM
What a cock, He would have been fine if he would have had a henweigh.

What's a henweigh? /straight man

JoeyChuckles
08-29-2012, 05:51 PM
That guy sure has egg on his face.

Flachief58
08-29-2012, 06:15 PM
That guy sure has egg on his face.

eggsactly