Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Avian Flu Lockdown



Chickens on the HenSafe Smallholding

We had to sort out a temporary home for our chickens because of the avian flu outbreak - DEFRA rules. They had been outside under a small net but it’s just so muddy and the net wasn’t big enough to give them room to live properly. Good job the polytunnel was empty, apart from the odd lettuce or two overwintering – now eaten! Let’s hope the lockdown doesn’t last too long as the heat and humidity which comes with longer and warmer days won’t do them any good.