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4,000 chickens didn’t die of bird flu : Vets Say

by 5m Editor
21 December 2006, at 6:29am

FRANCE - Vets in France have stated that 4,000 chickens on a north-eastern farm did not die because of bird flu.

The French authorities were alerted on Monday about possible bird flu after the mysterious mass deaths of the birds on a farm at Sarrey, in Haute-Marne region.

The poultry farmer said his flock of 7,000 chickens looked healthy on Saturday morning, but by the evening 4,000 had died.

The cause of death of the birds is still under investigation.

France is the biggest poultry producer in Western Europe and producers feared their Christmas sales could be badly affected if bird flu was confirmed as the cause.

Source: Enjoy France

5m Editor