CLINTON, Ky. - As banker Robert F. Williams strides through Dorrill Berry's 28,000-bird chicken house, clucking poultry part like the Red Sea before him.

The four-week-old chickens squawk, scamper, and peck at feed from red bins lining the floors of the 40-by-516-foot building they call home from the time they are brought in as tiny chicks until six weeks later, when they're hauled off to be "processed."

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