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Drought may lead to chicken shortage

Published: Aug. 6, 2012 at 11:08 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM EDT
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BEN HILL CO., GA (WALB) - The ongoing drought devastating crops in the Midwest might lead to a shortage of chicken for consumers.

If the drought continues, demand could surpass the supply of chickens, that could lead to fewer chickens in stores.

But some consumers say nothing will keep them from one of their favorite foods, even if that shortage means higher prices.

"It wont affect us at all because we all love chicken, we have to eat so we have to pay for it," says Lamanda Hall, Chicken Consumer.

Chicken feed is composed mostly of corn, which has been devastated by the Midwest drought.

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