Bird flu has been identified on a farm in Oldekerk in Groningen and all 36,000 birds have been destroyed.
The flu, a variant of H5, was confirmed on Sunday.
Two other farms within a three kilometre radius of the affected company are now being tested for the deadly virus and farm minister Carola Schouten has imposed a ban on moving birds, eggs and manure within a kilometre radius.
Poultry farmers currently have to keep their birds indoors following the discovery of bird flu on a farms Flevoland in early December.
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