NOTE: March 2017 - Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza detected in a commercial poultry flocks in Kentucky

Avian influenza hit the headlines went it jumped from chickens to humans in Asia. There are many types of avian influenza and the strains that have appeared in Asia are not present in the United States. While keeping chickens outdoors increasing their contact with wild birds, it is unlikely that they will be exposed to the deadly strain of avian influenza. There are other strains of avian influenza that small flock owners should be on the look out for. A good biosecurity program is important to keep any disease-causing organisms out of your flock.

Bird flu: Identification and reporting (University of Kentucky)

Bird flu - Biosecurity & Prevention (University of Kentucky)

Bird flu - Cleaning and disinfection (University of Kentucky)

Bird flu - Considerations for pets and non-farm animals (University of Kentucky)

Bird flu - Information for hunters and taxidermists (University of Kentucky)

Avian influenza information and resources (eXtension.org/poultry)

Avian Influenza in poultry (University of Florida)

Avian influenza in free-range and organic poultry production (ATTRA)

Youtube videos (University of Maryland):

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