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Thousands Of Chickens Die In Poultry Farm Fire

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 22:52:25-05

Thousands of chickens were killed when a fire damaged a Smith County poultry farm, and now the owner has asked for help.

The fire broke out around 4 a.m. Friday in the barn housing chickens at the Poultry Hollow Hatchery in Brush Creek. 

Judy Wood and her family have owned the farm more than three decades. 

She and her family were able to save about 100 chicks, but almost 2,000 birds died in the fire. 

She started the hatchery as a single mom and worked around the clock to make it a success. 

A gofundme account has been set up to help Wood rebuild.

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