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Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 24 Dec 2016, 13:18
by CP
Thought I'd post this as there isn't much happening on the site recently. :(

Just in case there's anyone who hasn't heard about the current situation regarding bird flu in the UK, DEFRA are advising everyone to take measures to cover their runs & prevent wild birds accessing poultry feed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new- ... -avian-flu

I will just say that although I have registered for the email alerts via the linked page above, I have not received any at all, so no help there from DEFRA! :( If it wasn't for Facebook, I wouldn't know anything about this outbreak or the measures we've had to take to keep our flock as safe as possible. :shock:

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 25 Dec 2016, 22:47
by laffinfowl
Hopefully it can be contained,all birds to be kept under cover for the time being as far as i,m aware.

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 26 Dec 2016, 11:09
by CP
Yes, we've had the devil's own job of containing & covering ours!
Their run is in 2 parts, which made it a bit easier but we had to reduce the size & cut down parts of a tree to do it - or at least my lovely husband did!
We wanted to use heras fencing panels but couldn't get any locally, so we had to make do with builders debris netting which works out well. ;)

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2017, 12:08
by CP
As more cases have been confirmed, the lock-down has been extended until the end of February! :shock:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avia ... e-extended

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 28 Jan 2017, 13:16
by CP
Another case in Lancashire. No change to the lifting of restrictions at the end of February as yet. (hopefully not)

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2017, 11:37
by CP
Thankfully no extension to the lock-down, so it's still February 28th at the moment.

I haven't seen it yet so will catch up on BBC Iplayer but there was a piece about it on Countryfile last night. Probably worth watching. ;)

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 09 Feb 2017, 16:32
by DebraS
Defra have just published the planned restriction after February 28th 2017. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/s ... y-2017.pdf

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 28 Feb 2017, 12:25
by CP
Meant to post this yesterday...

GB AVIAN INFLUENZA PREVENTION ZONES - UPDATE FROM APHA
27 February 2017
From tomorrow (28 February) new Avian Influenza Prevention Zones come into force in England, Scotland and Wales.
Poultry keepers must continue to follow enhanced biosecurity measures to minimise the risk of infection from wild birds.
More information about arrangements in England is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu.
More information about arrangements in Scotland is available at: http://www.gov.scot/avianinfluenza.
More information about arrangements in Wales is available at: http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcoun ... u/?lang=en.

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 08 May 2017, 11:02
by CP

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2017, 23:43
by CP
Rearing it's ugly head again, unfortunately. In Norfolk this time. :(

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

Re: Bird Flu outbreak confirmed December 2016

PostPosted: 03 Jun 2017, 23:43
by CP
Rearing it's ugly head again, unfortunately. In Norfolk this time. :(

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu