Safeguard poultry in wider zones

Poultry and flock owners are now subject to bird flu controls in Suffolk and five district council areas in Norfolk.The following areas of Norfolk - Norwich, Breckland, South Norfolk and Waveney - are also included in the wider restriction zone.

Poultry and flock owners are now subject to bird flu controls in Suffolk and five district council areas in Norfolk.

The following areas of Norfolk - Norwich, Breckland, South Norfolk and Waveney - are also included in the wider restriction zone.

All poultry keepers must follow the control set out by Defra. And if you live within 3k or 10km of the area around Redgrave Park Farm, Redgrave, Defra will be writing to all registered poultry keepers.

For information on the controls -

www.defra.gov.uk

www.suffolk.gov.uk

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There is also a Suffolk bird helpline on 08456 032814

Poultry keepers with even a handful of birds must house or isolate their birds to protect against the risk of avian ore bird flu, a leading Norfolk farmer warned today.

Nigel Joice, who is the regional chairman of the National Farmers' Union's poultry board, that where poultry or other captive birds are kept, they must be housed or isolated if housing would adversely affect the birds' welfare to a significant degree.

Where birds are isolated, the occupier must ensure they have no contact with poultry or other captive birds and also provide food and water to which wild birds cannot get access.

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