Avian Flu Found In Tyson Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks for better health, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Betsy

    Betsy Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northeast Indiana
    Wow!! I notice this is not big news everywhere and how they're keeping it hush hush. Mark my words, if it was one of our birds, they'd be making a big fuss about how "dangerous" backyard chickens are....
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I just hope my Grandma in Kansas City doesn't hear the story or she will totally freak. She's already worried I will get sick from my poultry.
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    This is not "the bird flu" we have all been hearing about. Just an avian flu.

    Tyson just had to remove their "no antibiotics" label from their packaging also because they were using antibiotics.......
  4. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    pips&peeps :

    This is not "the bird flu" we have all been hearing about. Just an avian flu.

    Yeah, I know but my Grandma is still gonna freak if she hears it. I'm not scared but she will be terrified. She came to visit and watched the news every day and then got scared because there were some shootings in the Quad Cities area that we were living where it was not safe. I'm worried about her she freaks at everything nowdays.​
  5. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Stories like that do make me freak. I've heard of a couple of folks in Texas losing their flock to the CDC because of an avian flu outbreak in the area, even when their chickens didn't appear to be infected! :mad:
  6. muesky

    muesky Got Peacocks?

    This is not surprising but what I do find interesting is in the article (short as it was) is the statement that Tyson is going to bury 15,000 culled chickens. From all I have read about how Avian flu is handled is the culled birds must be incinerated because the virus can live out side a host for some time.
    Things like that make me glad I do not eat meat.
  7. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It's not the N5H1 that's gonna do us all in..this one's just the chicken version...
    have a cookie and a glass of milk...[​IMG]

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