Amanda Owen of Our Yorkshire Farm describes how things have changed at her Ravenseat home as a result of bird flu fears.


Amanda Owen of Our Yorkshire Farm describes the changes that have occurred at her Ravenseat home as a result of bird flu fears.

Amanda Owen of OUR YORKSHIRE FARM has revealed a change she and her family have made at home in response to fears of a bird flu outbreak.

Amanda Owen, 46, shared a photo of a beautiful sunset with her children posing with chickens on the family’s Ravenseat Farm yesterday.

The TV star explained how they had captured all of the chickens on the property and placed them in a barn to protect them from bird flu.

Amanda captioned a photo of four of her nine children attempting to catch the last mischievous chicken, “A bird in the hand.”

“At sundown, we finally catch the last chicken that has eluded capture.”

“Bird flu has forced the chickens to stay in the barn.”

She went on to say, “Sidney runs the show.”

Her fans praised her son Sidney for catching the rogue chicken in the comments.

“Well done, Sydney! Our chickens are in as well,” jenny_happyhead wrote.

“Last night’s sky was incredible,” funky_found_fings_ responded.

“Another fantastic shot of our favorite Yorkshire family,” deeloakes commented.

An outbreak of bird flu has been confirmed in North Yorkshire, where Amanda and her family live.

The highly contagious H5N1 virus, which can kill poultry flocks, has been confirmed at a location near Thirsk.

Around the affected area, temporary control zones have been established.

Harrogate, Hambleton, and Richmondshire keepers have been ordered to house all birds by the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra).

On Sunday night, a new avian influenza prevention zone was declared for all bird owners in the three districts.

Prof Christine Middlemiss, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer, stated that the public is at very low risk.

She advised all flock owners to confine their flocks and avoid contact with wild birds.

“With winter migration, the risk is always higher after flocks of birds have mingled,” she said.

“When working with your birds, wear extremely clean footwear and clothing and limit the number of people who come into contact with them.”

She went on to say, “Keep good rodent and pest control because they can carry the virus from dead birds.”

To keep the disease from spreading, bird owners must follow strict biosecurity protocols.

Pet birds, as well as those kept for racing, breeding, or exhibition, are prohibited.

Defra also stated that more testing is in the works.

Avian flu is transmitted through close contact with an infected bird, whether it is alive or dead.


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