DEFRA announcement and our 14th January rehome

Hi all

just a quick update regarding Avian flu and its effects on us and you. Currently after speaking to DEFRA our 14th January rehome is still going ahead as the uk exclusion does not affect transport or movement of hens from a single source.

However we must advise than any rehomers have actively read the DEFRA guidelines on https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017 and have adequately prepared housing in line with the guidance.

As a minimum all Poultry keepers should keep birds in a secure covered run with no access to wild birds. This means no free ranging even in gardens is allowed. Please ensure you have adequate facilities to house any poultry before reserving or if you have already reserved please update your housing as required by DEFRA.

Should this not be possible or you need to cancel please contact our team on

adminteam@fsfh.org.uk and we will advise and help.