2 million more Minnesota chickens to be destroyed due to flu

May 17, 2015 8:03 PM

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One of the nation's largest egg producers says it will destroy 2 million egg-laying hens in Minnesota due to a deadly bird flu virus.

The outbreak at the Minnesota chicken farm brings the total of affected birds to 35 million in 15 states, with Minnesota and Iowa poultry flocks hit the hardest.

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