Do you keep poultry such as chickens, ducks or geese? Help protect your birds from the risk of bird flu (avian influenza) this year and get prepared.
There is a constant risk of bird flu in the UK from wild birds. As it's highly contagious, take action to protect your birds from catching it.
Any very sick birds, or unexplained deaths, must be assessed by your vet. By law, suspicion of bird flu is notifiable and can affect poultry movement and trade.
Clean footwear before and after visiting your birds. Keep areas clean and tidy and regularly disinfect hard surfaces. Humanely control rats and mice.
Place your birds' food and water in fully exposed areas that are protected from wild birds and remove any spilled feed regularly.
Keep your birds separate from wildlife and wild waterfowl by putting suitable fencing around the outdoor areas they access.
Salford City Council is encouraging anyone who owns pet poultry to register them, even if you just have two or three birds. By registering, you will get alerts on any outbreaks of bird flu in Salford and the surrounding area of Greater Manchester and help to prevent the spread of disease.