Volume 12 Issue 13
March 25-31, 2004

On Our Cover
Big Chicken Gets the Flu
Photo by James Sappington
As we stepped through the side door of a long chicken house on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, thousands of birds tried to scatter. Scattering, though, was not an option for any one of these 30,000 chickens packed into a 500-by 50-long house.

Dock of the Bay
On the Record: The Week That Was
Ask the Plant Doctor
Musical Chairs
Get Outta Here, Judges Say
Shaping a Community’s Future
Way Downstream

Big Chicken Gets the Flu
by Ryan Grim
One more ill strikes Maryland’s biggest agricultural industry. Each year, six hundred million birds live and die on the Delmarva peninsula — but not without leaving behind an environmental legacy. Now, they bring another worry.