Category: Poultry

Free Range Status Temporarily Revoked

Free range

Millions of UK Eggs have temporarily had their free range status revoked, causing a huge blow to British poultry farmers who were forced to house their poultry to meet emergency bird flu sanctions. Avian Influenza has been causing havoc for poultry farmers with strict biosecurity measures needing to be adhered, including housing free range poultry to prevent further bird flu outbreaks. EU regulations state that if birds have been housed for more than 12 weeks their eggs can’t be sold as…

Avian Influenza Symptoms

 There are two types of Avian Influenza How to Detect Avian Influenza Symptoms Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) which is often fatal and the far more serious strain. (HPAI) Avian Influenza Symptoms include: respiratory distress such as gaping beak, coughing, sneezing, gurgling, rattling diarrhoea blue discolouration of the neck and throat loss of appetite swollen head fewer eggs laid increased mortality Different species can display different avian influenza symptoms with ducks and geese often being hard to detect typical avian…

Bird Flu Outbreak Continues

Poultry farming - Bird Flu

Avian Flu in Backyard Flock A backyard flock near Settle, North Yorkshire has been confirmed to have an outbreak of H5N8, bird flu. The infected premises has a 10km surveillance zone placed around it and a 3km protection zone to prevent the bird flu spreading, any surviving ducks and chickens from the small flock have been humanely culled. This bird flu outbreak in a backyard flock just highlights the importance of all poultry owners, commercial poultry farmers, and hobby keepers…