Biosecurity Tips for Any Flock Size

2020-09-08T12:19:58-07:00

We take precautions to protect our health every day. We wash our hands, throw out expired food, and stay home when we are sick. But what about the health of our flock? That’s where bird biosecurity comes in. Biosecurity is vital to ensuring that your flock -- no matter their size -- stays healthy. For bird owners, it is especially important to have proper biosecurity measures in place given that diseases can quickly spread through one’s flock. Let’s shed some light on the importance of biosecurity and what you can do to help.   What is biosecurity?  Biosecurity refers to

Biosecurity Tips for Any Flock Size2020-09-08T12:19:58-07:00

Biosecurity – An Everyday Good Habit

2020-09-08T12:15:23-07:00

It is always important to practice proper infection control measures to limit the spread of disease-causing infectious agents, such as viruses. You have probably been made aware of several of these measures by public health officials recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. While the recommended protective measures for COVID-19 fill the news, several of the practices are always good habits to use.  They are “biosecurity” practices that stop the spread of many diseases.  Well, guess what, our animals also can share diseases with each other, and their health improves when we use some

Biosecurity – An Everyday Good Habit2020-09-08T12:15:23-07:00

Biosecurity at the Feed Store

2020-08-29T15:37:31-07:00

A feed store is a great place to pick up food, bedding, and equipment for tending your flock. On the other hand, it may also be a place to bring home disease to your flock. Owners of sick birds may unknowingly carry infectious germs from home with them while they shop.  If the store staff isn’t careful, they can carry poultry diseases from bird to bird. Be aware of the biosecurity practices at your feed store and keep your poultry safe. Look carefully around the store and evaluate its commitment to biosecurity: Does your store have a sink for hand-washing

Biosecurity at the Feed Store2020-08-29T15:37:31-07:00
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