The government have announced a mandatory housing measure for all poultry and captive birds, that will be introduced to all areas of England from 00:01 on Monday 7th November, following a decision by the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer.
This new housing measure legally requires all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flock from the disease, regardless of their type or size.
The UK has faced its largest ever outbreak of avian influenza over the last year, with more than 200 cases confirmed since late October 2021. The introduction of this latest housing order comes after the disease was detected at over 70 premises since the beginning of October, in addition to reports in wild birds.
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