5 Million Chickens To Be Killed As Bird Flu Outbreak Puzzles Industry

April 21, 2015 9:09 PM

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Chickens stand in their cages at a farm near Stuart, Iowa, in 2009. This week, bird flu hit a large poultry facility in Iowa. It's not clear how the virus is evading the industry's biosecurity efforts.

Bird flu has been striking chicken and turkey farms in parts of the West and Midwest. This past week, it hit a flock of 5 million egg-laying chickens in northeastern Iowa.

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