August 9, 2022

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Some Colorado Farmers Watching Bird Flu Closely – CBS Denver

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WELLINGTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Aaron Rice stands in a field at Jodar Farms with his chickens around him.

“It’s definitely something that we’re aware of, concerned about,” he said about the bird flu or avian flu that has moved into Colorado.

The birds are allowed to roam free and feed. The back of his ATV was filled with eggs he gathered in the afternoon.

“We’re raising chickens a little differently. The densities are a little lower, so maybe there’s a chance if it does show up here that it wouldn’t spread.”

(credit: CBS)

He has about 3,000 chickens. Later there will be turkeys, too.

“Larger egg operations or broiler operations, they’re going to be confined in a big barn and the densities inside those barns you know are pretty tight.”

Dr. Kristy Pabilonia, director…

CBS Denver

2022-04-04 22:07:54

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