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Movement guidance and licences

Defra encourage premises with less than 50 birds to register on a voluntary basis. For further information please see here.

Alternatively you can call free phone 0800 634 1112. Trained advisors will fill in the form with you over the phone.

Bio security for free-range poultry

  • Keep feed under cover to minimize wild bird attraction.
  • Keep water fresh and free of droppings.
  • Keep waterfowl and chickens separate.
  • Control vermin.
  • Quarantine new stock for 2-3 weeks.
  • Quarantine birds after taking to an exhibition for 7 days.
  • Change clothes and wash boots before and after visiting other breeders.
  • Change clothes and wash boots before and after attending a sale.
  • Keep fresh disinfectant at the entrance to poultry areas for dipping footwear.
  • Disinfect crates before and after use, especially if lent to others. However, it is preferable not to be sharing equipment.
  • Disinfect vehicles which have been on poultry premises but avoid taking vehicles onto other premises.
  • Wash hands before and after handling poultry.
  • Comply with any import/export regulations/guidelines.
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