One of the things I have never mentioned on here is bird flu, a disease that can wipe out flocks of poultry spreading from bird to bird. In France it has been confirm end that there has been a incident and England must go on lock down. Basically keep our birds indoor (where we can) or under cover in a run where wilds birds are unable to access the inside of the chicken run. You can use foot dips and use only certain clothes when with your chickens. Please look at the defra website for more details this is a serious matter!