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This chicken was among those in the Small Animal Barn at the Malheur County Fair in 2015. There won't likely be birds at the fair this year, as the county is now part of a regional emergency quarantine due to avian flu being confirmed on the Oregon-Idaho border. The quarantine is effective through November according to a temporary administrative order filed by the Oregon Secretary of State.

MALHEUR COUNTY — It’s not likely that poultry will be included among animal projects at the Malheur County Fair this year unless a temporary administrative order is lifted before then.