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Heat Wave Kills 'Just' 20,000 Chickens

by 5m Editor
23 August 2010, at 10:39am

ISRAEL - About 20,000 chickens have died from the latest extreme heat in northern Israel, beyond the hundreds of thousands that died in the last heat wave two weeks ago.

The reason less battery hens died this time around is that the poultry farmers improved the cooling systems in chicken coops, according to Kanat, the Insurance Fund for Natural Risks in Agriculture.

Not only fowl farmers have been affected, reports Haaretz.com. People and even fowls may seek relief from the intense heat with air conditioners, but what's a tree to do?