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Vt. pheasant preserve's future in doubt after fire

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SHOREHAM, Vt. (AP) - The future of a pheasant preserve in Vermont is in question after a New Year's Eve fire burned a barn that housed a hatchery and more than 100 adult pheasants.

The Rutland Herald reports in the past, the Peaceable Hill Farm in Shoreham has produced 160,000 eggs a year. More than 20,000 have been sold annually, as well as pheasants from eggs that hatched, since 1993.

Near the end of February each year the preserve begins incubating eggs that hatch at a rate of more than 3,000 a week to meet orders submitted by customers months in advance. Owner Glenn Symon says he needs to decide soon whether to replace the facility or advise his customers to look elsewhere.

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