Oh JEEZ Im neurotic enough as it is!!! Im not registering my flock If something happens here i'll be sure to take action and let them do what they gotta do....
Connecticut! - Page 804
In order to fully understand quarantine you need to read the USDA aphis Red Boo. This is an excerpt with the important information highlighted in bold.
I would suggest you read the complete file to understand what backyard flock registration means
In many cases, poultry on Contact Premises (CP) may also be depopulated as soon as possible.
If HPAI has not been or cannot be detected on a premises, but epidemiological
evidence indicates that the disease has spread beyond the initial premises, the
premises should be treated as presumptive positive premises and control measures
Personnel may also depopulate poultry on any CP meeting the criteria for a presumptive case.
5.13 MASS DEPOPULATION AND EUTHANASIA
Poultry on an IP will be depopulated as soon as possible after declaration of an
HPAI outbreak. Poultry on CP may also be depopulated as soon as possible after
the premises are classified as CP. The Mass Depopulation and Euthanasia SOP
provides instructions for personnel following the declaration of an HPAI outbreak
and the classification of IP and CP. This SOP offers HPAI-specific information
on mass depopulation and euthanasia for poultry, including evaluation of various
euthanasia methods, such as
In short there is nothing stopping them from depopulation of nearby areas if they presume said Contact Premises zone is also infected.
What about this:
EDIT: Read pages 1 through 7.
Edited by HeritageGoose13 - 10/10/15 at 7:56am
What about this:
I did not read all the responses but it does not surprise me. That is why I suggested people read the USDA aphis Red Book.
Another thing to keep in mind is since things like this can and do happen, once someones flock is destroyed the IZ, BZ, CA, and SZ zones are applied to the area because the flock that is destroyed is presumptive positive, therefore considered infected.
This is something to be concerned about. Consider the size of each zone.
Table 5-4. Minimum Sizes of Areas and Zones
Zone or Area Minimum Size and Details
Infected Zone (IZ)
Perimeter should be at least 3 km (~1.86 miles) beyond perimeters of presumptive or confirmed Infected Premises. Will depend on disease agent and epidemiological circumstances. This zone may be redefined as the outbreak continues.
Buffer Zone (BZ)
Perimeter should be at least 7 km (~4.35 miles) beyond the perimeter of the Infected Zone. Width is generally not less than the minimum radius of the associated Infected Zone, but may be much larger. This zone may be redefined as the outbreak continues.
Control Area (CA)
Perimeter should be at least 10 km (~6.21 miles) beyond the perimeter of the closest Infected Premises. Please see Table 5-5 for factors that influence the size of the Control Area. This area may be redefined as the outbreak continues.
Surveillance Zone (SZ) Width should be at least 10 km (~6.21 miles), but may be much larger.
hello a couple weeks back i posted about my young hen (who has turned out to be a rooster ) and how she had a weird foot. it seemed broken but there was no visible brake. Now his foot is better but he still wobbles when he walks but also i noticed that he has started shaking a lot, and he's aggressive with on of my other hens.
could this be mereks???
Edited by Arturo0129 - 10/10/15 at 9:12am
I know hens will reduce egg production in the winter. It is a little chilly out but not that cold.
I think it has to do with 2 things:
-Its getting colder out
-Daylight is getting shorter this time of the year.
I have seen that they need atleast 14 hours of light to lay. You may want to turn a light on in the coop for a few hours to lengthen the day.