Important Facts about Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (also know as "bird flu") is not in the United States and never has been.
Avian Influenza is not passed from the hen to the embryo in the egg. A baby chick hatching from an egg does not carry the disease.
You can NOT get avian influenza from properly handled and cooked food. Microorganisms of all kinds are destroyed when the product reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
McMurray Hatchery is concerned about all poultry diseases not only Avian Influenza. Here at the hatchery we have very stringent biosecurity procedures, vaccination program, and testing to insure you receive healthy chicks.
You can help by following biosecurity guide lines recommended by the United State Department of Agriculture. For more information click on this link: Biosecurity For The Birds.
YOU ARE SAFE WHEN ORDERING CHICKS FROM MCMURRAY HATCHERY!