From 23 August 2023 gatherings of galliforme poultry and galliforme birds including gatherings of chickens, turkeys, pheasants, partridge, quail and guinea fowl are once again permitted, Defra has announced. Such gatherings were suspended in 2021 due to avian influenza.
Anyone attending gatherings must follow the requirements of the poultry gathering general licence and notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at least seven days before the event.
Gatherings of anseriforme poultry and anseriforme birds including ducks, geese and swans are not permitted.
These changes only apply to gatherings of galliforme poultry and galliforme birds held in England. Galliforme birds from premises located in Wales and Scotland are not permitted to attend galliforme gatherings in England.