I am highly irked because I appear to have been banned from the poultry forum--it no longer appears on my list of forums under 'livestock'. Why? Because I dared post a link to a news article about H5N1 bird flu testing in the US. Cyangbald has made it very clear that he views H5N1 as a bunch of hype. That is no reason for him to remove posts that allow people to become informed and make their own opinion. If you are a poultry forum reader, be aware that you are being manipulated by the forum moderator and kept from having full information about this issue. Here is the information that I wanted to post today in that forum which I could not because of this action. The state of Minnesota is apparently taking the issue very seriously--so seriously they are handing out money to backyard poultry farmers in the form of low interest loans, so that small-scale farmers can upgrade their coops to be more infection resistant. http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/business/15194318.htm On the Net: â¢-More information on the loan program is available at www.mda.state.mn.us/esap/poultryloan.htm or (651) 201-6012. â¢-Birds may be registered at www.bah.state.mn.us or (651) 296-2942.