Construction to Start On $10 Million Old Fields Poultry Farm

Lon Anderson | Moorefield Examiner

What may be the largest poultry house development in West Virginia could soon be under construction in Hardy County near Old Fields.

Construction of 20 large broiler houses will begin in late spring with some opening by late summer, according to local farmer and businessman Robert Williams who owns the property. The Hardy County Planning Office issued a building permit for the project on February 14. The project is estimated to cost $10 million.

With the coronavirus pandemic restrictions in place, Williams said “Everything is moving slower and things have gotten pushed back a little bit.” In spite of the virus, he noted, “the demand for the chickens is still there.” He indicated that he will be supplying Pilgrims Pride.

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