Egg farm fire not expected to impact prices or supplies

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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.

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