Defra extends poultry housing order

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Defra has extended its housing order for poultry, first put in place on 6 December, to 28 February. It reflects the continued risk wild birds are to commercial poultry flocks; the disease was detected over the Christmas period before being discovered in a backyard flock of Chickens on 3 December. See also: Bird flu advice: How to spot the disease The original order was under review and would have expired on 6 December, if government officials decided the risk had abated.  […]

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