Monday, May 25, 2015

No bird flu on this Wisconsin farm

TOWN OF WYOCENA -- As Airling “Butch” Gunderson strolls through his farm, he sees a nesting goose, about a half-dozen roosters strutting around a feed bowl and some duck hens engaging in a wing-flapping fight over whose turn it is to use the birdbath.
What he doesn’t see: The scary signs of a virulent avian flu that has spread into Wisconsin.
If the flu had infected his flock, then he’d likely see symptoms -- hens that won’t lay eggs, birds coughing or sneezing, watery green diarrhea, loss of appetite.
Butch is an old friend and a very knowledgeable poultry keeper, breeder and judge. Here's to the best for him and his birds!  

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