Even small-scale poultry keepers must currently keep their birds under cover. The restrictions will be eased in some areas after February 28.

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Comment by Robert Backus on March 8, 2017 at 8:19
No problem Gilly; I was sent it yesterday whilst travelling.
Comment by Gilly on March 7, 2017 at 17:30

Thank you for the link. Gilly

Comment by Robert Backus on March 7, 2017 at 15:08
Comment by Gilly on March 6, 2017 at 23:46

We are still keeping our chicken housed similar to the link picture.  I phoned DEFRA after 28th and they confirmed we are in a low risk zone.  I told her how we are housing them. However, after talking to them it seemed as though nothing has changed.  I was thinking they would say they could be 'free range' again.   They suggested making a pen with a roof so l said that is exactly how l am keeping them now.

I am quite happy to keep them housed but get confused when l read how in the South West free range chicken have been allowed out of their barn.  Are other chicken lovers in Pen keeping theirs 'under cover' until we learn of a 'all clear'.  

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