Second Langley farm hit by avian flu

Another 11,800 broiler and breeder chickens are involved, and will be euthanized.

  • Dec. 19, 2014 2:00 p.m.

A second Langley poultry farm has been quarantined due to the outbreak of the avian flu.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Wednesday that the farm, the 11th so far, is located in Langley, and has 11,800 broiler and breeder chickens. As is the case at the other farms identified thus far, all birds will be euthanized.

Of the 11 farms identified thus far, eight are in Abbotsford, one in Chilliwack and two in Langley. Three are turkey farms, with the remainder raising chickens for various uses. The total number of bird affected, all of whom are being euthanized, is 245,600.

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