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What do I need to do during Avian Flu outbreaks?

Keeping track of DEFRA updates during the winter months will be important for you to understand what you need to do and when.

During outbreaks you may be required to keep your hens under a covered run, there may also be periods when you cannot have hens delivered into your area, we also check this for you if you are ordering chickens.

The most important thing to be aware of is bio security, maintaining a clean and well disinfected run area is very important. Use Virkon S disinfectant and clean regularly, limit visits from outsiders and have a pair of chicken shoes you only wear to check your own hens, never wear these outside of your environment and disinfect them regularly.

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