Avian Flu - When’s freedom day?? in Chickens, Eggs and Hatching Posted April 6 I read somewhere that there should be a 10-day infection-free period before lifting restrictions; cannot remember where I a saw this so may not be accurate. It would be useful to have more information on the official sites as, other than reports of cases, there is no indication of timescales for letting chicken free-range again. Perhaps, ‘we’ ought to look at how commercial poultry are kept; the numbers kept in flocks I find are staggering. It cannot be good to have birds crowded together in huge numbers. Just musing…if all birds with avian flu are culled are we stopping the development of immunity? ‘Freedom Day’ for the girls cannot come soon enough.