B.C. farmer ‘excited’ to restart small chicken farm after losing entire flock to avian flu
By CBC NewsNews Disease watch avian influenza H5N1
Peggy Ife says she lost more than 100 birds, mostly chicks, in late April.
Peggy Ife, a farmer in southeastern B.C., is preparing to pick up a small batch of chickens this week after losing her entire flock to avian flu in late April.
Ife’s birds were the third flock in B.C. to test positive for the highly infectious H5N1 virus in April. Investigators with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the virus and euthanized more than 100 birds, mostly chicks, on her farm near Burton.
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