Birds are back at the Trumbull County Fair in Bazetta Township

The Ohio Department of Agriculture banned birds as a precautionary measure to keep the bird flu out of Ohio

Ducks, chickens, roosters and turkeys are in the poultry barn once again at the Trumbull County Fair.


BAZETTA TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Ducks, chickens, roosters and turkeys are in the poultry barn once again at the Trumbull County Fair.

Last year, only pictures of birds were allowed since the Ohio Department of Agriculture banned all live gatherings of birds and bird shows as a precautionary measure aimed at keeping the bird flu out of the state.

That ban was lifted back in December after finding no confirmed cases and no immediate threat of an avian flu outbreak.

“That’s why we’re here this year, they feel that they know how to handle it and we are prepared if there would be an outbreak. So, they’re allowing us to show this year,” said Tracey Wagner, head adviser for Brookfield 4’H Friends.

Wagner said there aren’t as many birds in the barn this year as there have been in past. She believes the ban last year may have pointed 4-H kids in other directions.

But now that they’re able to show again, she hopes more will become interested in poultry.

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