Friday, January 14, 2011

Heavy rains causing probems for chook farms

Widespread flooding throughout many parts of Australia are impacting on chook farms as well as everyone else in various communities. Farms in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia have been affected - some have been virtually wiped out while others have been isolated, preventing deliveries of feed etc and transport of eggs to markets.
Here in South Gippsland, everything is pretty soggy, but so far we have not been directly affected by roads being cut - and I hope that doesn't happen.
The weather may have a serious impact on our sales at markets by reducing the numbers of customers - but that is a very minor problem compared with the devastion which has been caused for some farms.
There's not much of a let-up on the immediate horizon but hopefully the worst is over.

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