In December 2020 Avian Influenza outbreak a nationwide housing order. Now we want to know when we can let our chickens out safely. This article explains all!
DEFRA Invites Us to Their Conference on Avian Influenza: “What the Spread of AI Could Look Like for Backyard Birds”
2020 will always be remembered as the year we stayed at home. Little did we realise that our chickens would end the year sharing in our confinement, after DEFRA issued a compulsory housing order, compelling us to keep our birds indoors if possible. Some people have questioned the need for our birds to be locked in but it is the only way that we can be sure the spread of the current outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) will be stopped in its tracks.
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From 14th December 2020 it is a legal requirement for all poultry keepers to keep their hens housed or under netting to prevent contact with wild birds.