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In early 2015, the bird flu migrated from Asia to the United States, infecting birds in 15 states. In response to the potential arrival of the disease on the East Coast, The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services passed a mandate requiring all poultry owners to register for an NCFarmID number, which the agency will use to track the spread of bird flu and warn owners of nearby threats to their birds. Many backyard chicken owners fear this regulation of their bird owning and what this means for their birds.