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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sumi, Nov 26, 2014.
I posted a question about avian flu back in March and got back some good info from other members. Here's the link if you'd like to read a bit (it's a short thread):
When it comes to stuff like this, I always wonder how much more of this is going on that we don't hear about?
Out here they wrote an article about raising biosecurity measures. They say most commercial farms will not allow their employees to own backyard flocks. It went on with a bunch of jibberish and basically blamed backyard flocks for the recent outbreak...yet they have 200,000chickens crammed into buildings under disgusting conditions and that is the unfortunate flock to contact it. Fortunately we're pretty isolated from other flocks, not to say it couldn't still happen, but if it did at least I wouldn't be spreading it to hundreds more.
I agree with you on that! Most of those big farms are inhumane and I'm betting unsanitary as well..
I figure their immune systems are already low by living in such conditions so it makes sense that they would be ill first. I just don't understand the need to put so many animals in one tiny spot. I see how much room my small flock uses in a day and I can't imagine how much room 200,000 would need. Even at a bare minimum.
But to those in the USDA think this is safe and humane? I'd like to see them live like that.
I would too! I bet they'd change their tune!
Here is some more reading: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ultry-in-oregon-biosecurity-in-the-flock/0_30