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4.     Biosecurity

Infectious disease can come from many different sources – viruses, parasites, fungus or bacteria, and is transmitted in many different ways – by people, animals, equipment or vehicles.

To protect your chickens from infectious disease, you need to limit who and what comes in contact with them. You also need to obtain written biosecurity protocols from your processor/catchers, feed mills and hatcheries and make sure they’re followed. 

4.1    Farm Diagram
4.2    Controlled Access Zone
4.3    Restricted Area
         4.3.1 Conventional Farms
         4.3.2 Free-Range Farms
         4.3.3 Footwear
         4.3.4 Clothes
         4.3.5 Hand Washing
4.4 Flock Movement
4.5 Pest Control