Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigating chicken deaths

Thousands of birds are found dead after an apparent break-in occurred at Nova Scotia poultry wholesaler facility.

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The Kings District of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is investigating an incident that left thousands of chickens in Nova Scotia dead.

According to a press release from the RCMP, officers responded to a report of a breaking and entering and mischief report at a poultry wholesaler facility in Steam Mill, Nova Scotia. The name of the victimized business was not released.

Upon arrival, thousands of dead chickens were found.

It is believed that the break-in occurred between 8:30 p.m. November 21 and 11 a.m. November 22.

The exact number of chickens lost was not disclosed, but the monetary losses from the crime were estimated at CA$160,000 (US$118,000).

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kings District RCMP at +1.902.679.5555. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers, toll free, at +1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or submit a secure web tip at

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