Avian Influenza / Bird Flu

There has been confirmed cases of H5N1 (high pathogenic bird flu) in kept poultry within Cheshire East and the Council needs to collect information about poultry and other birds kept within the Borough. This is irrespective of the number of birds kept. 

Register kept poultry on a premises

If you keep poultry or other birds complete our below online form. The form will take 10 minutes to complete.

 Register kept poultry on a premises

To find out how we use your information see our privacy notice (opens in a new window).

To keep your birds safe, clean and disinfect your footwear before tending to your birds and follow enhanced measures at all time.  Further advice and information is available at Avian Influenza Prevention on GOV.UK

If your birds fall ill, speak to your vet as soon as possible – any signs of bird flu must be reported to the Animal and Plant Health Agency immediately.

All poultry gatherings, including at fairs, shows and markets, remain banned, due to a large number of flocks mixing together and the risk posed by any infections spreading across the country.

Wild birds

If you find dead wild birds, do not pick them up. Instead you should report them to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77.


Page last reviewed: 13 October 2022