BIRD FLU UPDATE 11th APRIL 2023
BIRD FLU UPDATE 5th DECEMBER 2022
DEFRA has announced that Wales is now included in the compulsory poultry housing order as of midnight 2nd December 2022.
DEFRA has announced, "A national housing order will be introduced across England on Monday 7th November making it a legal requirement to house flocks undercover."
How to care for your flock during a Bird flu restriction
Our Ask Phill video number 6 sets out our top tips for taking stock and preparing yourself and your flock to beat Bird Flu this winter (filmed in 2017). Some of the products mentioned are no longer available so please visit Avian Influenza page for the latest.
It seems to be the case that every winter we have a Bird flu announcement or lock-down period. This is where we are being told by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to keep up with bio-security measures and remain vigilant to keep our birds safe or contain them within a covered run area.
For more information on recognising Bird Flu, how to deal with it and what DEFRA mean when they say Protection Zone; Surveillance Zone; Housing Order; etc - visit our page Bird Flu Hints & Tips