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NEW DEFRA RULES -50 Bird Rule

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"From the 25th Febuary DEFRA has required all who own 50 birds or more to register with THE Great Britain Poultry Register as a precaution in the event of an outbreak of Avian Flu" - From bird section of yellow adtrader paper.

 

I cannot find any further relevant information on their website.

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Veterinary surveillance: Great Britain Poultry Register

 

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/diseases/vetsurveillance/poultry/index.htm

 

Who has to register?

By law* you must register if you own or are responsible for a poultry premises with 50 or more birds. This requirement also applies even if the premises is only stocked with 50 or more birds for part of the year. At present, premises with fewer than 50 birds are not required to register, but we encourage keepers to do so voluntarily.

 

Veterinary surveillance: Great Britain Poultry Register - Questions and Answers

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/diseases/vetsurveillance/poultry/qanda.htm

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From what i have been told by a number of people, DEFRA have decided to include cage and aviary birds to this list... I don't know if this is right or not though.

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No it`s not correct cage birds do not have to be registered .

Some of the confusion however may have come from owners of cage birds who also have poultry , and some such owners have been asked to register All their birds because of possible cross-contamination

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Taken from Defra site

http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/diseases/vetsurveillance/poultry/qanda.htm#3

 

Which bird species must be registered?

For the purpose of the GB Poultry Register, the species of poultry that must be registered include:

 

chickens (including bantams)

turkeys

ducks

geese

partridges

quail

pheasants

pigeons (reared for meat)

guinea fowl

ostriches

emus

rheas

 

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