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Is Avian Flu A Risk To Your Backyard Flock?


If you are currently in the Mississippi Flyway
Have free ranging flocks that frequent the same areas as water fowl
Do not provide good Bio- Security

Yes Your Birds are at Risk.

Can you save your Birds?

Yes.

What States are affected?

Arkansas
California
Idaho
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Nevada
Oregon
Utah
Washington

So far flocks that have had to be culled are coming out of these areas. The two biggest culprits for spread have been interacting with outside migratory birds and water fowl, and cross contamination from other sources including feed.
Testing is being done to source these contaminates and I am sure more will be available.

By next fall predictions are that the birds migrating back for winter will impact the east coast.

The biggest first step we can take as responsible flock owners is to stop fussing over other’s birds 🙂
I know we all want to pick up cuddle kiss and love the new babies during chick season, and chicken math being what it is; we start with 2 and end up with 14.
DONT GO HOME AND THEN LOVE YOUR FLOCK!

Change clothes shoes and even your undies – wash – keep the new babies separated
(because you bought them I know you did)
Keep them separated for 21 days.
That is the HPAI H5N2 gestation cycle.

Pamphlet – Protect Your Birds
P
amphlet – Bio-Security

Backyard BioSecurity Tips

Q&A About Bird Flu

Other Resources USDA

Please start sharing and educating your fellow chicken friends. I see so many posts about “what is this illness” “why are my chickens dying”. Let’s educate each other.

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