- Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
Pleased to hear some birds are doing well. Thank you.
Who are these recommendations protecting?
They are not going to stop the spread in the wild bird population.
I very much doubt that they are there to protect the hobby keepers and breeders.
One might have thought we would have learned something for the Covid locksdowns but it seems not.
Yes. And even though our current flu jabs don't work against this strain of flu, it's still important for anyone in regular contact with poultry or other birds to get their flu jabs. As it was explained to me, it's more to prevent one of the easily transmitted human strains of flu being transmitted to poultry and there mutating with bird flu, to give a deadly strain That's easily transmitted among humans.This is sobering.
Bird flu is a huge problem now – but we’re just one mutation away from it getting much worse | Devi SridharIf bird flu jumps into the human population and more dangerous strains emerge, it could set off a new pandemic, says Prof Devi Sridhar, the chair of global public health at the University of Edinburghwww.theguardian.com
Here, anyone keeping even one or two chickens is supposed to be registered with Dept of Agriculture. It's been that way for years - definitely since early 2000's when I first started keeping chickens.New rules in the offing on registering backyard chickens with DEFRA.
Chickens kept in gardens will have to be registered under planned new rulesChanges in England, Wales and Scotland will also apply to pigeons and birds of prey in bid to tackle bird fluwww.theguardian.com