Why a local free-range chicken costs £10 [WFJ #37]
And how a virus fatal to birds is exposing the true price of cheap chicken
On the 7th October, a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza — named H5N1 — was confirmed at a farm in Beckington.
Putting it plainly, the deadly and extremely contagious ‘bird flu’ has reached Frome’s doorstep. The current outbreak is the worst the UK’s ever seen — Norfolk in particular has been ravaged — while wild bird populations, especiall…