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October 19, 2005

Using chickens as flu detectors

The Romanian Ministry of Agriculture declared the two areas currently under quarantine will be repopulated with "test" chickens seven days after the cleanup efforts are finished. If the chickens live, the quarantine will be lifted.

The same article interviews Ioan Popa, the director of a chicken farm from Alba Iulia in Transilvania, who had an interesting solution for keeping wild birds away from his farm. Popa brought a pair of hawks to his farm and found them to be very effective. The idea has been used by airports for some time.

Link in Romanian.

Posted by dymaxion at October 19, 2005 07:39 AM

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