21,500 chickens culled in Chuadanga

Sun, Aug 28th, 2011 2:48 am BdST
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Chuadanga, Aug 27 (bdnews24.com)—As many as 21,590 hens infected with bird flu were culled at a poultry farm in Chuadanga.

With assistance from the district administration, Rafid Poultry and Hatchery on Saturday killed and buried all the chickens and destroyed 8400 eggs, district livestock officer Kohinur Islam said.

"For the last few days, hens were dying. On Aug 19, specimens were sent to Dhaka and on Friday we were confirmed about the infection."

He said, "The farm will be under observation for the next three months. An order was also issued to stop chicken trading around one and a half kilometers area of the infected farm."

Rafid Poultry manager Jahangir Alam told bdnews24.com that more than 10,000 hens in his farm had died since the middle of August.