All poultrykeepers will be required to log their flocks on the national register this autumn – even if they own just a few birds in a backyard flock.

Currently, only those who keep 50 birds or more are required to submit their details. But as part of a GB-wide move to tighten up on disease control in the wake of recent avian influenza outbreaks, this is being extended to all poultrykeepers.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)