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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2013 5:20 pm | Updated: 9:45 pm, Mon Aug 19, 2013.

A national outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an eastern New Mexico hatchery that sells live baby chickens, ducks and other poultry by mail and supplies them to feed stores, state health officials announced Monday.

The state Department of Health said a strain of salmonella that’s infected more than 300 people in 37 states was found in a duck pen at Privett Hatchery in Portales.

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  • Claude Hayward posted at 10:41 pm on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

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    I have raised several batches of poultry from Privett Hatchery with no problems. Additionally, I would note that Privett is stringent in its policy of not allowing customers to pick up their chicks at the hatchery. All their birds are shipped out via USPS, whether to private individuals, or to retailers who sell to the public. They work at keeping their place free from external contamination.

    Let's not over-react and condemn the only hatchery we have in New Mexico.

     
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