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Rare chicks go into hiding as bird flu hits Iowa

Bird flu has killed more than 48 million chickens and turkeys since December, with most of the losses affecting egg-laying hens in Iowa.

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LESS than 24 hours after a deadly infection of bird flu was confirmed at a turkey farm north of Des Moines, Iowa, Bud Wood packed about 3,500 rare chicks into boxes and put them in a truck. With the delicate birds just hours old, the president of Murray McMurray Hatchery drove...