Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8 million chickens in Nebraska

Chickens walk in a fenced pasture at an organic farm in Iowa in this 2015 file photo. Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues to spread. (Nathaniel Ross Photography via AP)

OMAHA, Neb. – Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm in the latest sign that the outbreak that has already prompted the slaughter of more than 50 million birds nationwide continues to spread.

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