Hi everyone. We have a saying in Algeria that goes: Spend a night with the chicken, in the morning you will crow. Meaning when you mix with some people, you will be infected by whatever they have. I hope the infection we get from this forum will make us healthier. My question is this? Was it really my fault? I have a small farm where I raise some chicken (more than 100), sheep and just started raising fish in a sea-side city in Algeria called Annaba close to the borders with Tunisia. Because I work overseas, I have someone take care of the farm, my neighbour, and I give him a monthly wage. The last time I went back home and visited the farm, I wanted to increase the flock so I bought a few more bird (turkeys, guinea fowls, fayumis and local breed chickens). A friend of mine bought them from an unknown location. I wanted diversification. I asked my neighbour and he agreed to put the new birds with the old ones. Believe me, the following day a few of the birds started sneezing and we started to count the dead everyday although we separated the diseased ones. Was it my fault? I believe I was the cause of the disaster. One more mistake I did as some people told me is when I allowed the birds out too early at dawn. It was still slightly dark and the green plants still wet. What would you do in this situation? How could you stop the disaster?