|"Nice out today"
Without consulting the hens I organised their incarceration for this evening, two days late. I was aware that the flu had arrived in the South of France and thousands of geese destined for Christmas pate de foie gras were slaughtered last week. Now it's in the Netherlands so our government feels it necessary to be seen to act.
Strangely there is no housing requirement in N. Ireland. If infected migratory birds can get to mainland Britain from Asia you would think they could make across the Irish Sea..
Even if you only have two hens in the back garden they must be banged up too.
We will probably find out if it's pine marten proof, they are more likely to be killed by a pine marten than avian flu.
The politician's do have to be seen to be doing something and covering their backs at the same time you might think.