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Poultry registration, identification and movement

​​​If you own or are responsible for 30 or more poultry, you are required by law to register with Natural Environment.

You must register even if you only stock birds for part of the year or if you merely keep them in the garden.

If you have less than 30 poultry registration is voluntary.

Why do I need to register?

A central register will show where there are stocks of poultry around the Island. This means that if there is a disease outbreak we will be able to:

  • communicate with you quickly 
  • help you to manage any potential disease outbreak
  • target resources where they are needed most

What types of poultry need to be registered?

For the purpose of the Jersey Register, poultry means all birds that are reared or kept in captivity:

  • family pets - showing and / or breeding
  • the production of meat or eggs for consumption
  • the production of other commercial products
  • restocking supplies of game

We need to know about:

  • chickens
  • turkeys
  • ducks
  • geese
  • guinea fowl
  • partridges
  • pheasants
  • pigeons
  • quail
  • peacocks
  • swans

We do not need to know about parrots, budgerigars or other aviary birds.

Registering places where you keep poultry

You will need to register every place where you keep poultry, including:

  • specialist buildings
  • fields
  • gardens
  • ponds

How to register

Fill in the poultry registration form and send it back to us. You will need to tell us:

  • your name
  • the address of where you keep the poultry
  • the number of poultry on the premises
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