That’s according to this article, which suggests all birds kept outside could soon need to registered. The Proposed changes come as the government tries to curb the spread of bird flu. They would apply to all chicken, pigeons and birds of prey kept in gardens but would not affects caged birds kept inside, such as budgies and parrots.
Currently anyone who owns more than 50 birds has to register them but this law has not applied to people who might keep a few chicken in their garden for laying eggs. Under the new laws, bird owners would need to register their birds and keep the records updated on a yearly basis. It is hoped that the new rules would enable the government to have a better idea of how many birds are kept across the UK and make it easier to track the spread of bird flu and update bird owners on local outbreaks.