Sunday, January 30, 2011

Japan poultry farm begins chicken cull

A poultry farm in Japan has started culling about 150,000 chickens after confirming that chickens there had contracted the highly infectious H5 strain of bird flu.
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry conducted tests on chickens that had already died at the firm. The dead birds tested positive for H5 bird flu in preliminary testing. This is the fifth outbreak of avian flu at a poultry farm in Japan this winter.

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  1. Funny... I live here, me nor any of my peers, even Japanese, have heard of this. And their chicken here is chicken... almost gamey. And the eggs are orange cause they are so healthy... not purely grain fed... so I am surprised to read this here for the first time!

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