avian flu in arkansas...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bangor777, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    May 4, 2008
    Saw a story on foxnews.com that tyson had some positive blood tests for avian flu. I so hate to hear that kind of stuff. I'm not an alarmist, my first thought isn't "that's it, I'm getting rid of the chickens" my first thought is
    "oh no, I hope there isn't more of this, I never want to get rid of my babies!" Scary stuff none the less! By the way, the strain they found in the hens is supposedly not dangerous to humans, they euthanized them all though.[​IMG]
  2. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    I am guessing that those infected chickens were from these huge production farms that are poorly maintained and terrible living conditions. I don't think that our small flocks have alot to worry about. I know that clean is a big factor in my coop and bio security is a very big must here for me. Trudy
  3. Hiedi

    Hiedi Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Upstate SC
    Do you have a link to this story?
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,362721,00.htmlhttp://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,362721,00.html here is the link. Remember the bird influenza has been in birds in the US for years. It is normally carried by wild Mallards that is why I keep them away from my flock. There are low pathogen and high pathogen strains (there is alot) I think it said this one was a low pathogen strain and not the deadly Asian strain. I didnt know the difference till my state NPIP person had a presentation on it.....still really scary stuff though!

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