MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)-The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is investigating the discovery of dozens of dead chickens in the Tombigbee River. Monroe County residents along side the river were disturbed this weekend when they discovered the dozens of floating chickens. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries initial began the investigation but has now turned things over to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. This apparent case of illegal dumping is one of many reported in local rivers and streams.