We have recently updated this site to improve security. As a result you may need to reset your password next time you log in. Simply click the Reset Password link and follow the instructions. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Chief vet acknowledges pet poultry keepers in this video.
At last the government has now cottoned on to the fact that there are a lot of concerned people who have poultry as pets, and made this video.
My only criticism is that it is a cop-out to say speak to your vet, when most vets do not have a clue about chickens. They do need to go one step further and make it clear that you need to find a farm/large animal/hen friendly vet, and set out procedures. For example:- vets wouldn't want you turning up at their surgery with an infected hen, yet the cost of a call out would be beyond a lot of chicken owners budgets.
So - well done Nigel Gibbens, but give us clearer guidelines re the above please!
Here's the link; scroll down half a page: