June 8, 2009
Swedish air force to pay for killed hens
The Swedish military said it will compensate a poultry farmer whose 31 chickens were killed accidentally during an air force exercise.
Farmer Asa Karlsson said in her complaint to the armed forces that her chickens were terrified when a Jas Gripen fighter aircraft flew at a lot altitude over their coop and 31 birds were crushed to death in the ensuing panic, The Local reported Monday.
The air force's Norrbotten wing agreed to pay $775 for the loss of the hens, a sum that was agreed upon based on the expected life span of the chickens and the amount of eggs they were expected to produce.