UK: Bird flu outbreaks spark order for all captive flocks to be kept indoors


Poultry and other captive birds will have to be kept indoors under tightened rules aimed at curbing the spread of bird flu following a series of outbreaks.

The move was ordered by the Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales following cases of the “highly infectious” disease, including in the wild.

From 14 December, all bird keepers will be required by law to keep their flock indoors or netted as a precaution against avian flu, as well as taking biosecurity measures.:

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Source: Sky News