An image of a wild turkey from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

ASHLAND — The familiar clucking, pecking, and wing-flapping of farm birds will be missing from the upcoming Ashland County Fair after the fair board voted on Monday to cancel the poultry shows due to a local outbreak of avian flu.

Last week, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) discovered avian flu in a flock of backyard birds in Ashland County and in commercial birds in Defiance County.