Rumour grows that China's largest chicken farm hit by bird flu
Rumours have been growing that Dalian Hanwei Enterprises Group in
Dalian City, China's largest chicken farm, has been hit by bird flu after
reports of over 1 million chicken deaths.
Although there has been no official confirmation of the
outbreak made to the media, the local government has issued a notice to stop the
sale of chicken droppings and dead chickens.
Hanwei chicken farm
occupies 200 hectares has 300 chicken houses and breeds approximately 3 million
chickens. The company produces the "Ge Ge Da" brand of green (organic) egg which
is sold to various major markets in China and abroad.
this report, the chicken deaths began in mid April, and during the first ten
days many dead chickens were cleaned and dispatched to other locations to be
manufactured into roast chicken and sold in markets in Dalian
The local government and Hanwei chicken farm still claim the
chicken deaths were due to "chicken pest" and not "bird flu".
company continues to sell eggs.
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