Avian flu Protection Measures in force.

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Dealer, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Dealer

    Dealer Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
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  2. So what do I do in the morning when our 7 chucks want to get out and do the 'chicken run' up to the yard?

    Does it cover Wales?
     
  3. Dealer

    Dealer Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    I have the same problem they normally run out of the garden into the neighbouring fields

    my problem is I don't have any sheds to house them they are in the coup in the garden.
     
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  4. orchard

    orchard Member

    Says just England in the linked statement, maybe hasn't the authority to declare in rest of UK (yet?).

    It also states something about indoors OR appropriate measures to prevent contact with wild birds...
     
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  5. Paddington

    Paddington Member

    Location:
    Soggy Shropshire
    We had an outbreak of a different strain several years ago, around the same time of year and a day after erecting a 6m x 6m run for our hens from Galebreaker leftovers, we had several inches of snow which meant our chucks only had a foot or so headroom under the weight of snow . My design for isolating duck sanctuary including a pond access never saw the light of day.
    Only wish the CVO would put the same effort into reducing zTb.
     
  6. llamedos

    llamedos Staff Member

    Location:
    Oop North ish
  7. orchard

    orchard Member

    Anybody know how to reduce risk of disease transmission between wild birds and pastured chickens/ducks/geese please?
    I don't have any currently, it's for future reference :)
     
  8. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    Buggered if I know. Maybe remove uneaten food and similar measures.
    It is one heck of a warning and list of procedures when there hasn't been any cases found yet. Sometimes feel they do this to ruin the Christmas trade. (I doubt they do)
     
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  9. If you read the " link " it says use top/roof netting to stop wild birds mixing on open ground or bring everything. inside.

    Feel for people with 100s of freerange birds
     
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  10. llamedos

    llamedos Staff Member

    Location:
    Oop North ish
  11. llamedos

    llamedos Staff Member

    Location:
    Oop North ish
  12. llamedos

    llamedos Staff Member

    Location:
    Oop North ish
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  13. Good point.

    I advise it is only safe to eat beef and lamb until this has been resolved.:D
     
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  14. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    Does this include my 4 ducks?
     
  15. Daniel

    Daniel Member

    Yes all Bfrepa members got a text earlier today stating that England has a compulsory housing order for the next 30 days from today, although as the birds were already outside in reality it starts from tomorrow.

    For commercial farms there will be penalties for those who don't comply. This is a response to fining AI in Europe and looking at the wild birds migratory routes I think, although why it has taken until now to enforce i'm not sure.

    For backyard flocks you would probably never get caught and only get a slight reprimand if you were, however do be aware that if you leave your birds out, and they pick something up, all commercial farms within a certain radius, (i think it's 5 miles but haven't checked) will be put under restrictions.

    If a commercial farm gets an outbreak the birds will be slaughtered, all local flocks put under surveillance, the shed then has to be cleaned to as new, washings tankered away and treated, muck treated and the whole thing costs a fortune. Even the smallest unit would have a clean up cost running into the hundreds of thousands.
     
  16. Sonoftheheir

    Sonoftheheir Member

    Location:
    West Suffolk
    I'll keep them locked up.

    Can u keep yours ok locked up Dan?
     
  17. Daniel

    Daniel Member

    The new shed is fine, but the older shed has less toys in it and less perches for the birds to play on, coupled to a different breed of bird that is very docile and likes to huddle, I think it could give us smothering problems, I will need to get some electric fences working along the walls for their own safety and then small bales of straw, grit, cardboard boxes and anything else I can think of to divert them.

    After two or three days of being shut in they will probably settle down but tomorrow they won't be happy!
     
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  18. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    I can't lock mine up (geese). I will restrict them to half the field where they haven't created any swamps to avoid contaminated water and drag their shed down there.
    Magpies sometimes wander around the field but at the moment there's not much else about fortunately. There are wild ducks and sometimes geese that visit but not lately.

    What should next door do about the hundreds of pheasants wandering everywhere? What an enormous task for the bigger poultrymen.
     
  19. Daniel

    Daniel Member

    What i don't understand is how gamekeepers would round up thousands of pheasants, or are they seen as wild birds?

    For Defra the threat is there and they need to be seen to be doing something I suppose.
     
  20. Old Boar

    Old Boar Member

    Location:
    West Wales
    Fields full of free range turkeys round here. Now if the flu can disappear for a couple of weeks, that would be OK...
     

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