Allen Harim Hatchery planned
The new 70,000-square-foot facility will be built on the company’s 19.84-acre site on Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro. The Sussex County Council recently approved tying the site into the county’s sewer and water infrastructure.
When complete, the company will close two older hatcheries, one in Seaford and one in Dagsboro. Employees at both locations will be offered opportunities at the new hatchery or other Allen Harim facilities. Headquartered in Seaford, Allen Harim operates a chicken processing facility in Harbeson; a breeding operation in Liberty, NC; a hatchery in Dagsboro, and a hatchery and feed mill in Seaford. The company employs more than 1,750 people in the United States, as well as more than 230 independent growers and 20 company farms across Delmarva.