by Robert Harrington, Natural Society:
Who would have expected otherwise regarding the degree to which backyard chickens have been spared this year’s unusually decimating bird flu – which has wiped out 26 million birds in Iowa?
“The avian influenza has been particularly damaging in Iowa, where 52 cases have been identified, forcing the destruction of nearly 26 million birds. Commercial flocks have accounted for all but two of those cases.”
The horrible conditions which prevail in corporate chicken farms is just waiting for the perfect storm to blow through. And blow through it did with a bird flu breakout that has forced the premature liquidation of millions of chickens nationwide.
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