ROGGEN, Colo. — The Moark chicken farm in Roggen, Colorado is being visited by government investigators while police and fire crews work on a cause of the blaze that destroyed three barns — one empty and two that were full of hens.
The devastating fire Monday killed nearly half a million chickens.
The farm is a major producer of eggs for grocery stores around the state including Wal-Mart, City Market, Egg Land, and King Soopers. Most of the companies indicated the loss of eggs would not have an adverse effect on store shelves.
King Soopers: “We will get eggs from other farms both in state and in the region.”
Safeway says it does not use eggs from the farm and Wal-Mart also says it will buy from other producers.
None of the chains thought prices would jump as a result of the fire on the eastern plains.