Canyon County falcons, backyard chickens test positive for bird flu

January 21, 2015 7:10 AM

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The H5N2 strain of the avian flu was found in three falcons from a private, non-commercial flock, Idaho state veterinarian Bill Barton said. The flock is under quarantine as state officials test the rest of the birds.

Chickens in a small backyard poultry flock in Canyon County also tested positive for H5N2. That flock was immediately put under quarantine.

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