The first cases of Avian Influenza have been confirmed in Stodmarsh, Canterbury, Kent. Cases of Avian Influenza continue to rise. Due to the rise in cases DEFRA have announced a housing order has come into effect as of 29th November 2021 at 00.01. This legally requires all birds, whether you keep 1 chicken as a pet or a flock of thousands to be housed indoors.
Please see the link below for more information.
Declaration forms are mandatory at all poultry shows. There has been some discussion as to if they are needed. Kent Poultry Club will require declaration forms at all its shows in order to comply with the licence that we must apply for in order to hold shows. It is no longer required to declare your birds Newcastle Disease free but you must declare your birds Avian Influenza free. Declaration forms must be presented as your birds are inspected on the day of the show and will NOT be accepted with entries. Below is a copy of the latest Declaration Form that requires you to declare your birds Avian Influenza free. Please make sure your Declaration Form is no older than August 2018 as anything older will not be accepted.