I woke up to the news that all poultry must be kept indoors for a month - according to the report on BBC News there is a virulent strain of birdflu which although it only affects birds (and isn't transmittable to humans), it has swept across Europe and is on it's way to the UK.
So all owners of poultry from large farms to small backyard pets must keep their birds indoors and away from wild birds.
This is easier said than done - our hens are kept locked in their run during the day to prevent fox attacks and even though there is small mesh completely around their enclosure, I've still seen wild birds in there eating the food - they're so small they can fit through the smallest of gaps...
I'll do what I can to keep them away but if a bird is hungry and can fit through a tiny gap, I'm not sure what anyone can do... Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!
Lets hope this outbreak passes the UK by.