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Avian flu advice

New Avian Influenza Prevention Zone controls come into force on 28 February 2017.

The action required by poultry keepers will depend on whether you're inside or outside one of the defined Higher Risk Areas (HRAs). To find out whether you're in a HRA you can search using your postcode on the Defra Uk access map.

If you have a backyard flock, you should read GOV.UK advice [pdf] on how to comply with these rules and how to protect birds' welfare when they're housed.

What to do if you suspect Avian Influenza

Call the Defra rural services helpline on 03000 200 301 to report suspicion of disease.

GOV.UK offer detailed advice and guidance on Avian Influenza and is updated regularly.