A heat wave that has pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees has killed tens of thousands of turkeys and chickens in Kansas and North Carolina and left farmers across the lower part of the country struggling to cool off their flocks.

In North Carolina, about 50,000 chickens died at a farm after the power went off for less than an hour. In Kansas, one couple lost 4,300 turkeys that took 26 hours to bury

The heat wave that started over the weekend has been spreading east. Four of the nation’s top turkey-producing states — Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia — were under a heat advisory Tuesday. Arkansas and North Carolina are also leading chicken producers

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