Thursday, March 2, 2017

Release the chickens!

On 1st March, after three months confined to their sheds and small enclosed runs, DEFRA regulations allowed us to release our 300 laying hens into their one-hectare field to free-range again. Within one minute they were all outside and roaming around, getting some fresh air and green grass into their diet despite the rain.

This area of Cornwall is deemed a Low Risk Zone for avian influenza. The closest High Risk Zone is around the Helford River on the Lizard Peninsula - although their has been no reported case of Avian Influenza in Cornwall to date.

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