Lollypop Farm takes precautions to protect its birds from avian flu

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — Lollypop Farm is taking precautions to protect its birds from the avian flu. The flu strain, although not a danger to humans, can infect a variety of wild and domestic bird species.

The Monroe County Department of Health reported the county’s first avian flu case on April 1. They detected the case in a flock of non-commercial backyard chickens, ducks, and pheasants.

In a Facebook post on Monday, Lollypop Farm said it will take precautions by placing all of its birds except emus in non-public spaces. They will also require staff members to sanitize their hands and shoes before entering areas where birds are being housed.

Seneca Park Zoo has taken precautions against the avian flu since March 21 by moving some of its typically outdoor birds inside.