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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2022, 04:20:35 PM »
I received word that over 700 birds have been recovered in Skagit and Snohomish recently.  I don't have a published statement to provide credit to this, but info that I received today.

wdfw instagram published that today.
I believe there are lots more than that number.

I know there are stretches along the big river that are lined, not heavily, but lined with dead and sick snows on the bank.
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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2022, 04:28:56 PM »
My usual 2 dozen of Wilcox eggs are not currently available from Costco......bird flu was mentioned as a possible cause. But their eggs were available in a 5 dozen pack. Not sure that makes any kind of sense.

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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2022, 09:18:29 AM »
I'm hearing reports and seeing things that make me believe this is going to be a real problem.  Seeing a lot of singles all by themselves that seem out of it. 

You'd think it would be getting more press.  Seen a lot of feds in the area watching the Columbia river.
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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2022, 10:04:04 AM »
I’m seeing a lot of what appears to be sick swans and a few dead ones.  Also, more than the usual number of feather piles where something ate a dead duck/goose/swan.

I think this outbreak is getting worse.

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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2022, 11:16:45 AM »
I just wish the Bird Flu was harder on Merganser and cormorants!
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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2022, 11:26:57 AM »
Saw my first assumed avian flu casualty yesterday on the Snoho, snow goose floating dead in the water with no sign of injury.

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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2022, 11:28:35 AM »
Was a Lerevicks this weekend...several dead snows in the ditches and ducks refusing to fly when jumped...we didn't stick around. Sad to see actually.

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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2022, 11:32:12 AM »
I had been thinking I'd pass on possibly sick birds because cooking to 160 is overcooked. I talked to a buddy the pressure cooked them and made duck tacos... I think I'm gonna be killing those from now on.
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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2022, 12:00:02 PM »
Yeah if a bird is to sick to fly , that is an easy pass for me. Disappointing because my son lives for duck/goose season. I am also leaving my dog at home for the foreseeable future which is disappointing  :'(

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Re: Bird Fluy
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2022, 12:41:31 PM »
I had been thinking I'd pass on possibly sick birds because cooking to 160 is overcooked. I talked to a buddy the pressure cooked them and made duck tacos... I think I'm gonna be killing those from now on.

That or duck/goose pastrami.  Most recipes have 150 or so, 160 wouldn't be much different at all.

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Re: Bird Flu
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2022, 07:28:51 PM »
:fire.:

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Re: Bird Flu
« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2022, 09:33:30 AM »
Something is wrong when you can pull up to a raven 20 yards away and it's too sick to give a crap.  Cell phone pic...





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Re: Bird Flu
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2022, 09:43:02 AM »
https://agr.wa.gov/about-wsda/news-and-media-relations/news-releases?article=36203&fbclid=IwAR1kRKCmJ08CMKbbPd02jKTECAmV842vdxT1OLXAAtn9yN6QkBUHQkZjh94

“BIRD FLU INFECTS FIRST COMMERCIAL FLOCK IN WASHINGTON”
My step son wanted to get a part time job at one of these large commercial chicken farms. One of the stipulations was that he agreed to not hunt any game birds.

Guess I know why.

 


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