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Chicken boom in Idaho: More and more residents raise broilers, layers in coops

Jul 23rd, 2015 | By

PHOTO COURTESY OF PRESTON CITIZEN Kirynie Bacon, 6, holds freshly collected eggs from the family’s chicken coop. It’s been a big year so far for people raising backyard chickens. By Rodney D. Boam Preston Citizen Chicken coops seem to be popping up in Franklin County and across the country. Hatcheries are seeing a boom in
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Bird Flu: Not an ailment to cluck at

Feb 4th, 2015 | By
A California Department of Food and Agriculture technician performs tests on chickens for the Avian Influenza viruses in poultry.
Damian Dovarganes/AP

By Vanessa Grieve An aggressive strain of avian influenza in Idaho has the attention of egg producers and backyard breeders. David Woodward, president of Ritewood Farms in Franklin,   a commercial egg facility with about 460,000 layers, said the avian flu strain that has entered Idaho can devastate chickens. “Yes, we have quite a bit
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