Gatherings of Captive Birds

Captive birds from different groups brought together must comply with the general conditions of DEFRA’s General Licence for bird gatherings.

This includes record keeping, some strict biosecurity measures and having a written action plan for use in the event of a disease outbreak.

Whilst this mainly applies to show or auction organisers, it would apply to you if you were to look after a friends chickens at your premises whilst they were on holiday for example or offer a chicken holiday home where people would bring their birds to you to look after whilst you’re away.

Non-compliance risks up to 3 months in prison and / or a £5000 fine!

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