Welcome to The Welsh Homing Pigeon Union Website
15th March 2017
AVIAN INFLUENZA AND PIGEONS – EXERCISING, SHOWING, SALES, TRAINING AND RACING
The following guidance provides clarity for pigeon fanciers on the implications of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the UK – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
For those fanciers whose pigeons are kept outside of the Protection / Surveillance Zones (10km zones around HPAI outbreaks):
You are able to take part in all pigeon gatherings such as shows, sales, training and racing whilst adhering to the requirements of the general licence, as well as the enhanced biosecurity requirements in place across the UK as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone
For those fanciers that house pigeons within the Protection / Surveillance Zone (10km zones around HPAI outbreaks).
If you live within a 10km Surveillance Zone around an outbreak you can still exercise your pigeons around the loft but you are unable to take part in any gatherings, i.e. shows, sales, training or racing until the restrictions within these zones have been lifted.
To establish if your lofts/pigeons are housed within these 10km zones please refer to the interactive map located on the DEFRA website at http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp
13th December 2016
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
It is confirmed that the restriction relating to pigeons has been lifted. Fanciers are reminded that every step should be taken to avoid pigeons coming into contact with wild birds. Please be aware that this includes
drinking from the same water.
Please use common sense !!
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Prevention Zone
7 December 2016
DEFRA have released guidance in relation to Avian Influenza which includes a prevention Zone declaration for all poultry and captive birds. The Zone that covers the whole of England, Scotland and Wales will remain in place for a period of 30 days – until 6th January 2017.
A DEFRA representative has advised that this requires the immediate and compulsory confinement of pigeons within their lofts/housing. This is necessary to avoid contact with wild birds.
There are no restrictions on bird gatherings such as shows, however it is stressed that it is essential good biosecurity is maintained and birds should be healthy before transporting.
Further information can be found on the gov.uk website.
Orders for Rings are now being accepted for 2017.
OUR RING LISTS ARE AVAILABLE
ON OUR RING LIST PAGE FOR STRAY PIGEONS
Race Rubber Rings are available at the Union Office
HAS NO LICENCE IN THE UK AND CANNOT BE USED.
Unikon Battery Replacement Prices
Between the 1st September and 31st March
the cost to replace batteries
The loft clock and pocket clock is £96.60 (£80.50 + VAT)
Champ200 on its own £58.50 (£48.75 + VAT)
extra pocket clocks are £45 (£37.50 +VAT)
Between 1st April and 31st August
Loft clock battery replacement £78 (£65 +VAT)
Pocket clock battery replacement £60 (£50 +VAT)
Items returned after 14th February cannot be guaranteed to be back with fanciers before the racing season. All battery replacements are guaranteed for 12 months. Unikon do not recommend that fanciers leave products at trade shows, they suggest you return equipment as soon as possible at the end of the racing season and ideally before the Christmas Holidays.
P&P costs for return are currently £6 for mainland UK