Anza welcomes new poultry after quarantine lifted

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Local poultry enthusiasts are firing up their incubators and selling off excess stock to keep up with demand for birds this summer. The California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the end to the virulent Newcastle disease quarantine in Southern California Monday, June 1. Restrictions during the quarantine period prevented the movement and sale of eggs and birds for over two years, requiring newcomers to the area to wait to stock their empty coops. Chicks, keets, goslings, ducklings and poults can be heard peeping on most ranches and farms. Owners watch the little fuzzies grow and flourish. Virulent Newcastle disease is a virus that affects birds with particularly lethal effects on poultry, affecting the digestive, nervous and r
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