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WaxRubiks
2006-Apr-08, 07:45 PM
If you could expose thousands of chickens to the H2N1 virus, in a controlled manner, some of them would bound to be immune. In this way you could breed a superchicken that was immune to this bug and and populate all the hen farms with their offspring. In the event of a full scale H2N1 outbreak these farms would be unaffected?

Disinfo Agent
2006-Apr-08, 08:03 PM
Neat idea, but what if the virus mutated again after you had found the superchicken?

sarongsong
2006-Apr-08, 08:39 PM
...and H5 and H7 to consider...

Moose
2006-Apr-08, 09:44 PM
When you find yourself in danger,
When you're threatened by a stranger,
When it looks like you will take a lickin',
(puk, puk, puk, puk)
There is someone waiting,
Who will hurry up and rescue you,
just Call for Super Chicken!
(puk, ack!)
Fred, if you're afraid you'll have to overlook it,
Besides you knew the job was dangerous when you took it
(puk, ack!)
He will drink his super sauce
And throw the bad guys for a loss
And he will bring them in alive and kickin'
(puk, puk, puk, puk)
There is one thing you should learn
When there is no one else to turn to
Call for Super Chicken!
(puk, puk, puk, puk)
Call for Super Chicken!
(puk, ack!)

planethollywood
2006-Apr-09, 07:23 AM
but really isn't the possibility of catching the bird flu far more remote than the hype surrounding it. As i understand it you have to recieve a huge dose of the virus into your lungs before it can infect you...

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-09, 07:26 AM
Moose, I was *waiting* for that theme to pop up in this thread! **dies laughing** I grew up on that show... and George of the Jungle... and one other about a race car driver, though I can't remember its name any longer (must not have been as engaging to my young mind back then).

...John...

Lance
2006-Apr-09, 02:31 PM
When you find yourself in danger,
When you're threatened by a stranger,
When it looks like you will take a lickin',
(puk, puk, puk, puk)
Call for Super Chicken! (http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/5991/sounds/sctheme_full.wav)

Moose
2006-Apr-09, 03:39 PM
and one other about a race car driver, though I can't remember its name any longer (must not have been as engaging to my young mind back then).

Tom Slick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Slick_%28cartoon%29). :D The song wasn't as catchy.

Gillianren
2006-Apr-09, 06:56 PM
"I want to be the chicken of tomorrow, but how can I be more the man of today?"

John M. Dollan
2006-Apr-10, 05:45 AM
Tom Slick (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Slick_%28cartoon%29). :D The song wasn't as catchy.

Oh, NICE...! Ah, the memories.

...John...

Maksutov
2006-Apr-11, 03:41 AM
Everything you ever wanted to know about a certain breed of fowl (http://www.toonopedia.com/suprchic.htm) and more!

No doubt about it (said Bing), that theme is infectious! Of course anything Jay Ward touched turned to gold.

http://www.bautforum.com/%5Bimg%5Dhttp://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/tiere/g015.gif%5B/img%5D http://www.cosgan.de/images/midi/tiere/g015.gif

http://www.bautforum.com/%5Bimg%5Dhttp://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/tiere/o040.gif%5B/img%5D

Krevel
2006-Apr-11, 12:26 PM
Regarding the OP: You could just vaccinate your poultry.

Gillianren
2006-Apr-11, 07:17 PM
Sure, if there were a vaccine available.

Krevel
2006-Apr-11, 09:36 PM
Sure, if there were a vaccine available.

There is. China and Vietnam started vaccinating poultry late last year. It was the Chinese, IIRC, who developed it. Just to be clear, it's not for people.