Biosecurity advice update from DEFRA

The latest biosecurity advice has been updated and gives us much greater information about wild and domestic waterfowl, kept as we do.

On top of all our other worries, Bird 'flu has been significantly more prevalent this year. Occurrances started some 6-8 weeks earlier than in previous years and nearly 300 positive cases have been identified in all 4 home nations. Where the disease has been found in captive birds, it has not just been confined to commercial premises.

Do read the latest guidelines here.

We would love to hear your ideas for cunning ways to protect your birds. Remember those heady days between vinyl (first time round) and The Cloud? CDs make really good bird scarers. Hang them on a wire and the dancing reflections work for a while. Please share the message and send us your ideas to

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