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Poultry registration, identification and movement

​​​If you own or are responsible for poultry, you are required by law to register with the Department of the Environment.

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

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?

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

Poultry registration form
Poultry registration leaflet

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