Possible Order Delays
Due to the Avian Influenza 2022 outbreak across the US, many states are requiring more regulations and permitting. This can change daily. Sugar Feather Farm already has all the permits and regulations required from our State – Vermont. We are Avian Influenza clean and tested, in addition to many others. We submit in advance our permits. Unfortunately, some states might delay the approvals if regulations change in their state or any staff shortages, which can happen anytime. We submit your specific order to them in advance, days before shipping or pickup.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sugar Feather Farm Team
Possible Shipping Delays
If your order is in the Shipping area and ready to be shipped a delay may occur and we will not be able to ship until resolved. This is out of our control. We ship Tuesdays so may be pushed back to the following. Reach out if concerned.
Possible Pickup Delays
This only applies to out of state customers. Your appointment might need to be rescheduled due to your states delay. This delay is out of our control and can change daily.
What is Avian Influenza?
In short it is the bird flu. Hi Path Avian Influenza is a strain that is spread more rapidly, and birds have a higher death rate. To read all about Avian Influenza I recommend reading this fact sheet by the USDA
Latest Outbreak Information for each state: Click Here
USDA Biosecurity Info: click here
Sugar Feather Farm Blog Article: click here
AI is nothing new, it has been around for a very long time. High Path AI, outbreaks continue to be a problem in Wild and Commercial birds in Large Portions of Europe and other countries. For example; France, Germany, Poland, England, Austria, and Slovokia as well as the Netherlands, Maldova, South Korea, Burkina Faso(West Africa), Nova Scotia, to name a few.
How Do Birds Get Avian Influenza?
- Infected birds shed the influenza virus in their saliva, nasal secretions, and feces.
- Birds may become infected with avian influenza virus through direct contact with contagious waterfowl or other infected poultry, or through indirect contact with contaminated surfaces such as dirt, cages, or materials like feed and water.
- Rodents and insects may also physically carry the virus around coops.
What to Look for
Some of the Symptoms of Avian Influenza are as follows: Decreased Water Consumption, sudden higher than Normal Mortality, the birds become very quiet and not moving around. Loss of Egg Production and soft-shelled eggs, diarrhea, dark heads and or skin and nasal discharge