Over 3,000 chicken raised for laying eggs have died mysteriously since March 1 at a farm in Nong Khai's Tha Bo district. Lab test results on the chicken samples will be out today, said farm owner Tuanjai Jaibao.
The carcasses were disposed of according to the proper methods, she said.
Livestock development officials inspected and sprayed disinfectant at the farm Tuesday. Everything went well until the chickens started to die in March 1 at the rate of 5 to10 per day. The figure escalated to almost 1,000 chickens per day on March 3 to 4, she said. Altogether 3,100 chickens worth Bt450,000 have died at the farm.