3 Million Iowa Hens Face Extermination in Avian Flu Outbreak

By Traci Badalucco and Christina Bucciere Millions of avian flu-infected hens are expected to be euthanized on a major egg-producing farm in northwest Iowa with the help of the state. Nearly 3 million hens will be euthanized with carbon dioxide on Sunrise Farms’ facility, said Dustin VandeHoef, communications director at the Iowa Department of Agriculture.