Poultry gatherings suspended following avian flu case – Press releases – GOV.UK

Further measures announced to reduce the risk of avian flu spreading Source: Poultry gatherings suspended following avian flu case - Press releases - GOV.UK It is a huge shame that in precisely two weeks we have gone from preventative measures taken as a precaution, to an outbreak of AI, albeit localised, and then to the …

Bird Flu and the Backyard Poultry Keeper

I recall the morning of the 7th of December 2016 as being much like any other at that time of year. It was dark outdoors as I filled the kettle and switched on the radio. The weather had turned slightly mild and damp after a nice spell of icy cold weather. I remember thinking we …

Race is on to rehome thousands of chickens (to increase profits?)

"CAN you make sure these chickens do not fall foul of the slaughterhouse and give them a new home?" Source: Race is on to rehome thousands of chickens (From The Argus) Yep, yet another pile of misinformation with cracking quotes like "Legally hens cannot be kept on farms for longer than 78 weeks because the …

What goes in must come out – the blindness of backyard poultry keepers?

  I’m quite vocal at times about the contrast between commercial poultry rearing and small scale or backyard keeping. I can be quite damning about some the legislation because I’m a great believer that in a large majority of cases one size doesn’t fit all. In fact the concept of one size fitting all seems …