Skip to Content

Farmers must kill 4.2 million chickens after bird flu hits Iowa egg farm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 4 million chickens in Iowa will have to be killed after a case of the highly pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm. The outbreak announced Tuesday is the latest flock to be slaughtered in a yearslong outbreak that is increasingly affecting dairy cattle as well. Nearly 1.4 million chickens also were killed at an egg farm in Minnesota after bird flu was detected May 21. Overall, USDA data shows 92.34 million birds have been killed since 2022. Also in May, officials say a second dairy farmworker was diagnosed with bird flu. It has been confirmed on dairy cattle farms in nine states.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content