The requirement to house our birds was announced for Northern Ireland today. On Friday 2nd December it will also apply to Wales. The details of these housing orders are broadly similar to those in force in England. Full specific details can be found for each administration:
The ability to keep waterfowl under netting instead of being housed is on welfare grounds. You must have a consultation with your vet, and make a physical note of what measures you are taking to prevent disease. This derogation does not apply to chickens - they must be housed.