Avian Flu (Bird 'flu) - Latest Information and Guidance
BIRD FLU UPDATE 11th APRIL 2023
GOOD NEWS! WE HAVE JUST HEARD THAT THE HOUSING ORDER FOR ALL POULTRY IN ENGLAND AND WALES IS TO BE LIFTED ON 18th APRIL 2023. - - -
7th NOVEMBER 2022 - ACROSS ENGLAND, WE ARE NOW UNDER A HOUSING ORDER FOR ALL DOMESTIC POULTRY.
DEFRA has announced, "A national housing order will be introduced across England from 00.01 on Monday 7th November making it a legal requirement to house flocks undercover." To understand what this means watch our video - Bird Flu Housing Announcement
Bird flu spreads quickly and can affect your chicken's health within hours. In severe cases, without warning, chickens can die within a day.
These are some of the symptoms to look out for: Swelling of the comb and wattles often with a purple tinge; Diarrhoea; Soft-shelled or misshapen eggs; Coughing, sneezing, and nasal discharge; Disorientation; Swelling of the head and eyelids; Lack of energy and appetite.
It can be any one of these symptoms or a combination of them. However, do remember, that these symptoms are also indicative of other issues that are not Bird flu.