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sneezer

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poultry register
« on: June 19, 2010, 18:50 »
Hi I have just been on a smallholders web site and it said about a poultry register, that people should sign up if they own chickens, is any one else on here on this register and should I be?( I only have three girls)

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Re: poultry register
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2010, 20:17 »
Someone who knows for sure will be along at some point, but as I understand it the register is with defra and you only have to be registered if you have 50 or more birds.  Below that is voluntary.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Ma Lowe

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Re: poultry register
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2010, 20:43 »
Tats correct Yorkie. If you have 50 or more poultry then you HAVE to register with Defra. I only have 7 but have registered as I would like to know when there is any threat of illness etc.

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Re: poultry register
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2010, 21:22 »
I also have registered with less than 50 birds for information on disease.
I think its a good idea and costs nothing but a little time.
Now retired from the day job and working hard on my smallholding.

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Re: poultry register
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2010, 21:57 »
It's the Great Britain Poultry Register, and when they first introduced it, it was all voluntary!  Then all of a sudden if you had over 50 birds, you'd get into trouble if you hadn't registered!  Strange bureaucrats  !!

So no you don't have to register with only 3 birds, but like the others have said, if anything like avian flu comes over here, the people on the register should be the first ones notified.



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