Backyard flock with avian influenza was not housed

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Defra has said the backyard flock of chickens that were found to have avian influenza on 4 January were not housed. The outbreak was just 18km from a wildlife park where the H5N8 virus had been discovered in a wild widgeon days earlier. In government update, officials said the backyard flock of chickens had been mixing freely with Muscovy ducks, highlighting the importance of housing poultry. See also: Map of UK avian influenza incidences Defra reminded poultry keepers where possible […]

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