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Bird Flu 2021/2022
« on: November 03, 2021, 19:34 »
Yes it is that time of year again ::)

Link to Government web site here - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

As yet we are not under orders to house birds but please make sure you do your bit.  Try and keep wild birds away from chicken feed and chickens away from anything you put out for wild birds.  Some basic bio-security measures now will help stop it spreading.

Keep an eye on the advice.  There are only a couple of reported cases for poultry, but many more in the wild bird population, so the risk is out there  :(
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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 20:32 »
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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 13:17 »
No more free range poultry and need a covered run

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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 19:54 »

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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 20:24 »
We're in a risky bit - seabirds, colony of crows in the tall trees and lots of little tweeters in the hawthorns. However, the fox-proof run gives them over a square metre each to play in and the sides are scaffold netted which keeps out the little birds as well as the wind. The roof is covered with polytunnel plastic.
Like us, the ladies are getting on a bit so I want them safe.


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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2021, 08:45 »

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Re: Bird Flu 2021
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2021, 09:12 »
Not really what we wanted  :(

We've had an outbreak quite near in Gaerwen, Anglesey- An easy flight for bird.


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Re: Bird Flu 2021/2022
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 11:20 »
This is a bit extreme as the guy had ducks living in his house as pets, but just a warning to include yourself in the bio security measures for bird flu with your poultry.  Wash your hands folks!

https://www.livescience.com/uk-first-human-case-h5n1-bird-flu

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Re: Bird Flu 2022/2023
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2022, 09:17 »
In case people missed it.  We are back in bird flu prevention measures.  It may well continue all winter as it did last year, so be prepared.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-prevention-zone-declared-across-great-britain


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