We are slowly being surrounded by avian flu here!
It started in south Tennessee and has now shown up in our county here in North Alabama. It is mostly in the big producers chicken farms, but there has been one instance of a backyard flock becoming ill. There is no cure and the all the chickens in these groups have been destroyed. It is spread by wild birds.
What does this mean to me here on the Farmlet?
If my chickens get sick they will also destroy my pet geese, Polly and Fredrik.
I have a knot in my stomach.
LOCAL NEWS on the subject: http://whnt.com/2017/03/14/bird-flu-suspected-in-3-north-alabama-counties/ (On the lighter side; don’t you just love Commissioner John McMillan’s southern accent? 😀 )