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Farming - keeping poultry

Any business or poultry keeper with 50 or more birds is required by law to register its flock with Defra.

Voluntary registration scheme

To support businesses and poultry keepers with fewer than 50 birds we have set up a voluntary registration scheme. As well as registering your flock, membership of the scheme gives you up-to-date information and advice on what to do in the event of an outbreak of bird flu within South Gloucestershire. If you would like to be included on the register, please contact us.

Backyard poultry

If you are thinking of keeping a few chickens in your garden but don’t know what to do next, read our guidance note on backyard poultry to make sure you take everything into account before you start.

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