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Intruder at Foster Farms kills 920 chickens with golf club

"Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," said Deputy Chris Curtice. "It would take a long time to do it ... People should be alarmed at something like that."

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Aileen Graef

CARUTHERS, Calif., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- One or more intruders broke into a Foster Farms chicken shed in Fresno County in September to kill 920 chickens with a golf club, reported officials Tuesday.

On Sept. 20, police entered the chicken shed to find the intruders ripped back the fence to murder almost 1,000 chickens with a golf club and a "similar type of instrument."

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"Whoever did something like this is pretty sick," Deputy Chris Curtice told the Los Angeles Times. "It would take a long time to do it ... People should be alarmed at something like that."

"It is the express policy of Foster Farms to treat its birds humanely and with compassion," Foster Farms said in a statement.

Foster Farms estimates it was about $5,000 in damage and is offering that much in reward for information about the attack.

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