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Warning of new restrictions on poultry-keepers

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The government have introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone applying to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England.

From Monday 29 November it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. Whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, you are now legally required to do this on your farm or small holding. It is in your interests to do so in order to protect your birds from this highly infectious disease. 

Bird flu has now been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales.  

If you suspect any type of bird flu in poultry or captive birds you must report it immediately to Defra Rural Services - 03000 200 301 if you find dead wild birds call 03459 33 55 77 select option 7. Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds.

For the latest information please visit gov.uk

 

 

Photo of hen
26 November 2021

The government have introduced an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone applying to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England.

From Monday 29 November it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. Whether you keep just a few birds or thousands, you are now legally required to do this on your farm or small holding. It is in your interests to do so in order to protect your birds from this highly infectious disease. 

Bird flu has now been found in wild birds in England, Scotland and Wales.  

If you suspect any type of bird flu in poultry or captive birds you must report it immediately to Defra Rural Services - 03000 200 301 if you find dead wild birds call 03459 33 55 77 select option 7. Do not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds.

For the latest information please visit gov.uk

 

 

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