Friday 9 December 2016


To help protect poultry from a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu present in Europe, poultry keepers (including domestic) across Great Britain must now keep chickens, hens, ducks and turkeys housed indoors where practicable, or keep them separate from wild birds. For farmed geese, gamebirds and other captive birds where housing is less practicable, keepers must take steps to keep them separate from wild birds.

If you keep poultry, you must keep a close watch for any signs of disease. If you have any concerns about the health of your poultry, you must quickly seek advice from your vet.

Great Britain will remain an Avian Flu 'prevention zone' for the next 30 days (until 6th January 2017).

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