Saturday, February 25, 2006

dilemma

We have two chickens.
They are great enviromental helpers. All the leftovers of our vegetables are perfectly converted in a natural way. They help us to reduce some insects in the flowergarden. And they give us in return some (hopefuly) healthy eggs. We have no rooster, so the eggs are not yet chicken babies. I am Flemish, so i am a great waffle baker and their eggs make my waffles just irresistible.
Now suddenly BIRDFLU is coming closer. The goverment makes us put all the chickenstock inside, to reduce the risks. But we have only a sleeping- henhouse, which is good for sleeping, but is far too small for permanent stay.
It will be animal cruelty to keep them all the time in this small henhouse.
A lot of people say we better kill them in this troubled times and make a good chickensoup of them. But this is completely out of the question. I would not bare this!
On the 1 st of March this law becomes operative. So we still have a few days to find a solution...

It seems so unfair. But is giving birdflu the chance to spread not unfair as well?
What a dilemma!

2 Comments:

Blogger Sikhi Seeker said...

HOLY! That is quite a dilemma. I'm so sorry. So what did you do, if you don't mind my asking?

Monday, March 06, 2006 1:59:00 AM  
Blogger manpreet kaur said...

Bird flu is dangerous! We had to take precautions.
So we build a kind of galery attached to the henhouse.
The wild birds can't get in to eat or even drop something inside when they fly over.
It looks like a real junkyard, because we used all kind of old nets and wood and garden cover etc.
Anyhow the hens look quite happy, because they are out of rain and snow, but still can have their stroll in their galery.

Monday, March 06, 2006 8:48:00 AM  

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