Invention Could Help Stop Spread of Avian Flu

It's the only one in the country and it could help stop the spread of avian flu.

David Mayer is the first poultry farmer in the country to have a poultry gassification system on his farm. Mayer is part of a pilot program that's studying this new way of disposing of dead chickens.

Mayer says the process significantly lessens the potential of spreading avian flu by keeping potentially infected birds on one site. The machine can incinerate over 200 pounds of birds into just a bucket of calcium dust in about 10 hours.

The machine is being manufactured exclusively by Gregory Manufacturing in Bertie County and costs about $26,000.