The Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County is committed to recovery and support for farms and families impacted by the current outbreak of Avian Flu in Sonoma County. This disaster in our ag community has affected several members, their businesses, employees, and families. Now more than ever, we want to be here for our ag community in these trying times.
FBFSC recently launched a Poultry Farms & Employee Relief Fund to support those impacted. If you want a place to give back, please consider donating to FBFSC. Your donation ensures that Sonoma County remains a diverse and thriving location for agriculture.
If you would like to contribute via check, contact the office at 707-544-5575 or mail a check to Farm Burea Foundation of Sonoma County, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403 with reference to the relief fund in the memo.
Fence off bird area – keep people out who do not need to enter
Bring birds into an enclosed area that’s covered
Keep feed covered and spills cleaned up
Think about what your dog or cat may track home and take precautions – i.e., keep out of bird areas if they may be exposed to positive wild birds.
Consider draining bodies of water such as ponds or ditches – wild birds like to congregate at water sources. Clean and disinfect equipment and other supplies between uses, and do not share
Know the signs in poultry
Lethargy or lack of energy
Eating and drinking less
Swollen eyes, head, wattles, or combs
Discolored or bruised comb, wattles, or legs
Stumbling or falling
Know who to call
Report any unusual or suspicious number of sick or dead domestic birds to the CDFA Sick Bird Hotline 866-922-2473 or to your local CDFA Animal Health Office. You may also submit mortality to the Animal Health and Food Safety Lab.
Stay Informed: For the latest updates on California domestic poultry, follow CDFA on social media and subscribe. You can find them on Facebook at Animal Health Branch – CDFA and on Instagram at AnimalHealthBranch_CDFA.
For more information and updates on wild bird detections in California, visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.