Secret Life of Poultry: Fighting the Bite

Mosquitos suck. That's their whole deal. But what does this have to do with chickens?

Secret Life of Poultry: Fighting the Bite
Mosquitos suck. That’s their whole deal. Then there is itching, welts, sometimes embarrassment, and even diseases. But what does this have to do with chickens? Well, a month ago I would have said not a single thing. That is until a post by Tara Beaver, owner of Beaver Vineyards, was brought to my attention. She says, “Random fact — some of my chickens were used by Sacramento County to track West Nile Virus.”   Wait, what? Hold on.   She went into some more detail on her post and the fire was lit. Farming people all over her Instagram page were curious about how chickens help monitor West Nile Virus. I love chickens, but I’m so passionate about science and viruses as well so this story nugget sent me over the moon. I immediately got into contact with Tara, who put me into contact with Luz Robles, the Public Information Officer for Fight the Bite. The resulting

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