Bird flu is back...

The place to discuss the health of your chickens.
Forum rules
Please remember the advice offered by people should not constitute a diagnosis and does not replace the advice of a qualified vet.
Post Reply
Evie
Forum Contributor / Grower
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 6:21 pm

Bird flu is back...

Post by Evie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:42 pm

User avatar
dinosaw
Part of the Flock
Posts: 1431
Joined: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:03 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by dinosaw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Bad news!. Ours are already locked in after a fox took one of the Araucanas so it will make no difference here, but I would imagine the free range farms are in for another testing time.
bigyetiman
Full Member
Posts: 541
Joined: Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by bigyetiman » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:36 pm

Sorry you lost one to a fox.
I will getting my bio security measures in place. Lets keep everything crossed that it's not as bad as last year
User avatar
Marigold
Moderator
Posts: 5832
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by Marigold » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:29 pm

Abbotsbury in Dorset is in the control zone. There's a huge swannery there, and last year they had problems with migrating swans bringing avian flu with them.
http://abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/swannery/history/
User avatar
rick
Full Member
Posts: 1370
Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by rick » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:12 am

Oh no! (for the Araucana too!)
but re the flu I suppose it would be a miracle if it didn't show up somewhere. At least the guided legal responsibility to assess risk and act accordingly was never lifted so hopefully there isn't anyone free ranging hens on the bank of a river.
To stop walking Auboise into the house I have slip on wellies for the back garden and run but will be avoiding the goose guano in the park again.
bigyetiman
Full Member
Posts: 541
Joined: Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by bigyetiman » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:56 pm

Just heard via Defra that the whole of England is now under Avian flu restriction as more cases have been found in Warwickshire
User avatar
Marigold
Moderator
Posts: 5832
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:27 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by Marigold » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:19 pm

Thanks for that - here's the link. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu
It doesn't look as draconian as what we had to do last year.
bigyetiman
Full Member
Posts: 541
Joined: Tue May 16, 2017 8:27 pm

Re: Bird flu is back...

Post by bigyetiman » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm

I agree, it seems quite low key compared to last year.
Post Reply

Return to “Chicken's Health”