Hants & Berks Poultry Fanciers

Current situation 2022

The UK is still under a housing order where all keepers are required to house their birds in fully enclosed housing to prevent wild bird ingress. Enhanced Biosecurity is a must to help prevent disease in your birds. Ensure you are compliant with the regulations as below:

The gatherings license has not yet been reinstated but Table egg shows can still go ahead. 

As of 28/02/2022 :


Outbreak Case Summary
In summary, since the first case confirmed in this outbreak on the 26 October 2021, 99 cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in the UK:
  • England: 82 cases of HPAI H5N1
  • Scotland: 6 cases of HPAI H5N1
  • Wales: 5 cases of HPAI H5N1
  • Northern Ireland: 5 cases of HPAI H5N1

This is now the largest ever UK outbreak of avian influenza (prior to this the largest number of cases was 26 cases in 2020/2021 and 13 cases in 2016/2017).

For further information on these cases and details of the measures that apply in the disease control zones currently in force see:
England: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu-cases-and-disease-control-zones-in-england This is particularly important given there are multiple overlapping zones.