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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 9:03 am    Post subject: BBC map of poultry keeping areas in GB  Reply with quote    

Quite apart from the current hoo-ha, I thought this map was interesting:

density of Great Britain's poultry population

based, by the look of the caption, on the recent registration drive. I daresay more detailed info is available from Defra but still interesting for a quick glance.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey.

You can almost smell Bernard Matthews and Sun Valley on there, can't you? (Norfolk and Hereford)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's official, there are no chickens in Northern Ireland. I blame bird flu (and thatcher)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting / worrying then that the dead swan was found in/very near to the area of highest concentration of poultry-keeping in Scotland (Fife).

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Interesting / worrying then that the dead swan was found in/very near to the area of highest concentration of poultry-keeping in Scotland (Fife).


If it's a high concentration they'll be indoors. IMHO intensive poultry farming is one of the lower risk areas. High possible transmission rate but very low chance of initial infection.

Joey



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
It's official, there are no chickens in Northern Ireland. I blame bird flu (and thatcher)



Careful now JB, the map Title reads GB not UK. Got to be precise with your politics and geography these days, especially with
Blairand Ahern wanting to be nice to Provo terrorists (oops, I mean
Sinn fein statesmen)

There would be quite orange shaded areas around Ballymena and Dungannon if NI was included on the map. (thats a comment on poultry density, not politics BTW )

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There are two large chicken sheds half a mile from my house, they are obviously either a figment of my imagination or Norfolk has succesfully invaded.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, if you're a chicken reading this thread and looking at the map move to central London ASAP.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think the point is it's a map of Great Britain. And Northern Ireland isn't in Great Britain.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, it's a sectarian map. I'm writing an e-mail to the Rev.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
Blimey.

You can almost smell Bernard Matthews and Sun Valley on there, can't you? (Norfolk and Hereford)


On your travels around Herefordshire have you ever seen any chickens? Or just chicken houses.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Masses of both.

Giant, industrial chicken/turkey farms, but also lots of small, domestic birds in back gardens, farm yards and roadside verges. We truly mix the 21st century and the 50's here.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why did the chicken swim the Irish sea....

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
So, it's a sectarian map. I'm writing an e-mail to the Rev.


Why would the creator of Thomas The Tank Engine care about your chicken fancying habits? /boggle.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 06 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

im sure i heard on the news just now that there was a 1000 mile exclusion zone now in force?? was i hearing things??

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