25 Acre Farm Flooded
A 25 acre poultry farm is in danger as the owners try to save their animals. The property in some areas is submerged three feet underwater. Robert Earl's poultry farm is quite the site...since last week Robert and his family have been altering their lives to save their 27 dogs, 250 chickens, and three Emus, amid the floods that put most of Mr. Earl's homestead under water. Robert Earl can get to his home only by boat. He no longer lives here because his house is partially under water. He says that he is safe and doesn't want to evacuate. But for his animals, it is a different kind of story.
"Watching my breeding stock die, all these babies have names, they are not food. They are raised from eggs to chickens and they are dying, they are jumping in the water," says Robert Earl, the owner of the farm.
Earl put a ladder so the chickens could live on the roof. But he says this is difficult.
"We built a ladder from their island that allowed them access to the roof so they can get up on that roof and walk around. They lay eggs, but they roll off into the water." To see the complete story please see video on right:
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