Do you keep chickens, ducks, geese....?

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Did you know?

There is a constant risk of bird flu in the UK from wild birds. As it's highly contagious take action to protect your birds from catching it.


Any very sick birds, or unexplained deaths, must be assessed by your vet. By law suspicion of bird flu is notifiable and can affect poultry movement and trade.

Tip 1: Cleaning

Clean footwear before and after visiting your birds. Keep areas clean and tidy, and regularly disinfect hard sufaces. Humanely control rats and mice.

Tip 2: Feeding

Place your birds's food and water in fully enclosed areas that are protected from wild birds, and remove any spilled feed regularly.

Tip: 3 Fencing

Keep your birds separate from wildlife and wild waterfowl by putting suitable fencing around the outdoor areas they access.

Tip: 4 Stay aware

Sign up for free online to receive alerts on any outbreaks of bird flu, and register your birds on Gov.UK