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Thousands of chickens bake to death inside poultry farm that supplies Tesco and Sainsbury’s

Thousands of chickens bake to death inside poultry farm that supplies Tesco and Sainsbury’s after temperatures hit 102F on Britain’s hottest day ever

  • Thousands of chickens died at a poultry farm on the hottest day ever recorded
  • Workers at the poultry farm appeared to gather the dead chickens into piles 
  • The company in charge of the farm supplies chickens to Tesco and Sainsbury’s
  • One worker even said it took days for them to get the dead chickens off the farm

Dead chickens were piled up outside a poultry farm after they baked to death on the hottest day ever on Thursday.

Thousands of chickens are said to have died on Moy Park farm in Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire on Thursday after the highest temperatures ever were recorded with 38.7C (101F) in Cambridge.

Workers were seen removing the dead chickens into piles, reported Metro. The company in charge of the farms, Moy Park, supplies chicken to stores including Sainsbury’s and Tesco.

The Lincolnshire poultry farm workers appeared to gather the dead chickens into piles while transporting them in large wheelbarrows. The dead chickens are pictured at Moy Park farm in Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire

Moy Park describes itself as the ‘European Food Company of Choice’ and was even awarded a top environmental management certification in September.

The Lincolnshire poultry farm workers appeared to gather the dead chickens into piles while transporting them in large wheelbarrows.

Workers at the site even spent days getting the dead animals out of the farm, one staff member told local news website The Lincolnite. 

Thousands of chickens are said to have died on Moy Park farm in Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire on Thursday after the highest temperatures ever were recorded. The dead chickens are pictured outside warehouses at the site

Thousands of chickens are said to have died on Moy Park farm in Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire on Thursday after the highest temperatures ever were recorded. The dead chickens are pictured outside warehouses at the site

The gates of Moy Park farm are pictured above, while the dead poultry animals can still be seen along with wheelbarrows. One staff member said it had taken them days to 'cart' the animals off the farm

The gates of Moy Park farm are pictured above, while the dead poultry animals can still be seen along with wheelbarrows. One staff member said it had taken them days to ‘cart’ the animals off the farm

Animal rights activist Mike Bushby wrote online: ‘These hens (1000s of them) died during [Thursday’s] heatwave. Can you imagine how much they suffered?’ 

A spokesperson for Moy Park told MailOnline: ‘The recent high temperatures have been very challenging for many in the farming and poultry industries. 

‘We are working closely with our farming partners to monitor the situation and have implemented procedures to help protect our birds against the extreme heat’.

Moy Park describes itself as the 'European Food Company of Choice' and was even awarded a top environmental management certification in September. Moy Park is the company in charge of the poultry farm, pictured above in aerial view

Moy Park describes itself as the ‘European Food Company of Choice’ and was even awarded a top environmental management certification in September. Moy Park is the company in charge of the poultry farm, pictured above in aerial view

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