Posts Tagged: fire
Many residents in Sonoma County live in or near fire danger. For those who do live in a high fire area, knowing what to do when conditions are ideal for a forest (or urban fire) is essential. Red Flag Warning A Red Flag Warning alert issued by the National Weather Service is a time when conditions for a fire are at the highest. Three criteria are considered prior to issuing a red flag warning. Sustained wind speeds averaging 15 mph or greater Relative humidity 25% or...
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GOT EGGS? The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine (UCD SVM) is providing free egg contaminant testing for backyard chicken owners in the state of California. Results will be shared individually with each owner, and cumulative results will be summarized and made available to the general public. We are testing eggs for two different types of contaminants. Fire Contaminant Testing Due to the recent fires, there is concern about backyard chickens ingesting...
Example of shipping materials
Individually tissue wrap each egg (only ship 2 to 6 eggs).
Egg carton into box for shipping - place paper with information about the eggs on top.
Carton in box with shredded paper, newspaper and bubble wrap also work.
Securly tape the box and affix the shipping label.
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By Dr. Birgit Puschner, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine andMaurice Pitesky, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine-Cooperative Extension In addition to all the destruction and inhalation of smoke associated with the recent fires in Northern California, one of the unfortunate legacies remaining are chemical contamination of land, soil and water. The wildfire debris can include household hazardous waste (e.g. batteries and other...
Chickens in yard
Air quality in Sonoma County has been significantly impacted by the fires that spread through the region. The full scope of the air contamination is still unknown, but likely includes high concentrations of likely carcinogens including heavy metals, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Local farms and gardens played a significant role in food relief efforts immediately following the start of the fires, contributing produce to shelters and kitchens....
Fire burns near Chateau St Jean, Oct 2017, AP Photo by Jeff Chiu
What about produce that was growing near more urban areas? Oct 2017 Tubbs Fire, Coffee Park. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage, The Chronicle