Up until that time there was little to no biosecurity. If you pass a major poultry production place to this day, you will likely see no trespassing, biosecurity area signs.
IF there is a major outbreak, you likely will be tested and likely will lose your flocks.
I remember 100's of 1000's of birds being destroyed. It took the poultry industry years to repopulate.
To this day, poultry workers disinfect between farms and disinfect their equipment, trucks, clothes, tools. Things didn't used to be this way.
I believe AI has been isolated in Novia Scotia, as well. Much closer to home and in the eastern flyway.
I have been in poultry houses that hold >100,000 chickens with multiple houses side by side. My small flock vs their livelyhood, I know who will win.
Edited by chiques chicks - 2/18/15 at 12:28pm