Official gazette, chickens and the Stonde Age


Today it’s about chickens 🐓. My wife improvised an outside chicken coop yesterday. The reason for this is that there is currently compulsory stable due to bird flu. A pandemic would have been enough, but our chickens also have to be quarantined.

It is somewhat questionable how the information about the compulsory stable got to us. One would think that due to the fact that our chicken herd is registered with the veterinary office, an easy flow of information is possible. The ladies and gentlemen in the office have our address, telephone number and email. It all sounds very simple at first. However, we heard about the compulsory stable via WhatsApp from a chicken friend. He only had the information because he called the veterinary office based on a rumor.

When the subject came up, my wife did some internet research. She found exactly one page that had information about it for our district. The veterinary office itself has published the official information in the official gazette. Hello? Official Gazette? Do you still live in the Stone Age?

If you have to register your chickens anyway, why can’t you just inform every chicken owner with an email newsletter? It really doesn’t get any easier than that.

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