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NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 17 7:49 pm    Post subject: DEFRA bird flu risk zone map  Reply with quote    

..Wot it says on the tin.

http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590529/ai-prevention-zone-plans-28_february-2017.pdf

tldr: some birds will be allowed to free range, with certain biosecurity measures. Birds in "high risk areas" will not. "High risk" seems based on large bodies of water nearby, attracting wildfowl.

The map is not user friendly though!

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 17 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Living on the coast on the Lleyn Peninsular, we're obviously surrounded by water but thankfully, LL53 is in the low risk category. Thirteen days and counting.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 17 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can't actually read anything on that map.

It still doesn't explain what 'supervised' access is supposed to mean. I'm more than happy to comply with the regulations, if only anyone can tell me what they are!

And am I really supposed to keep records of who's been in the chicken run?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 17 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re biosecurity it makes sense to use a foot dip during any outbreak even if you have less than 50 birds.

hopefully the all clear will be everywhere soon and free range life can resume.

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1433
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 17 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote:
Implementing effective vermin controls where poultry or captive birds are kept


Yeah right...believe me we've tried...
Our rats LOVE the hen-house polytunnel.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 17 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think it's a bad year for rats.

Deeper investigation suggests we are not high risk, it not what supervised access might mean, or how one is supposed to create a run which has not been available to wild birds recently (but which is now, because that doesn't matter?!?!)

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1433
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 17 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When I suggested to P that he might have to jet-wash the grass he just looked at me...

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3197
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 17 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Someone decided it would be nice and tidy to take the A303 as the southern edge of the high risk zone based on the nearby river basin, scooping us in by map reading rather than exceptional risk.

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