Submitted by Steve on 08:55, 22nd Jul, 2023 | 0

This week this announcement was made in Jersey due to Avian Flu and this week the States of Guernsey Vets issued this statement on the 20th July 2023 -

“As you may have seen in the news, Jersey have had a confirmed positive case of bird flu in a backyard poultry flock - Control zone introduced after positive bird flu tests in St Martin ( Poultry can therefore not be imported into the Bailiwick from Jersey at this time without a licence issued by the States Vets.

We cannot emphasize enough, the importance of good biosecurity and remaining vigilant to the virus. Guidance can be found here.”

Further details on bird flu can be found here.

The GSPCA continue to be called out to birds with potential Avian Bird Flu sadly.

If you find a sick bird, who you should contact will vary depending on the following circumstances:

  • If you find any sick poultry, please contact the States Vets using the contact details on this page.
  • If you find any sick wild bird, please contact the GSPCA by calling 01481 257261.
  • If you find a dead bird, who you should contact will vary depending on the following circumstances:
  • If you find a dead sea bird, garden bird or pigeon on your own property, it is your responsibility to safely collect and dispose of the bird. Guidance on how to do this safely is available in the Avian Influenza Guidance document in the downloads section of this page.
  • If you find dead poultry, or a dead bird of prey, please contact the States Vets using the contact details on this page.
  • If you find a dead sea bird on the shoreline, please contact States Works by calling 01481 226263.
  • If a dead bird has leg rings, please provide the States Vets with the leg ring number, the date that you found the bird and the location where it was found.

Information on Avian Influenza can be found here or in the downloads section of this page. 

Please use the form on this link to register your poultry with the States Veterinary Officers. By holding a register of poultry keepers, the States Veterinary Officers can notify keepers of important developments and directly distribute the latest guidance. Knowing the numbers and locations of poultry on-island will also help the Veterinary Officers in the event of an outbreak. A Fair Processing Notice for how we will use your data can be found in the downloads section of this page.

For any questions, further information or help registering, please contact the States Veterinary Officers at [email protected] or tel: 01481 221161.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “It is so sad to hear about the Avian Bird Flu case at a poultry keepers in Jersey and we as we are sure they are hoping it is an isolated case on the island.”

“Sadly we continue to see sick birds due to possible Avian Flu and it is so sad that the disease is so deadly.”

“Every day we are called out and receive sick birds and we continue to also have those reported that are deceased across the Guernsey and other islands.”

“For those that keep birds outside its really important to keep the food and water away from wild birds to limit the risks and follow the advice, as well as registering your flock if poultry with the States Vet.”

For more information on the States of Guernsey website please visit and to see the Avian Flu Guidance please visit

To see other posts on Avian Flu please visit


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