Bird gatherings: general licence
Licence for a gathering of poultry or other captive birds - you don't need to apply for this but must meet conditions.
You don’t need to apply for this licence but you must meet all the licence conditions when holding a bird fair, market, show or other bird gathering.
The terms of this licence were changed on 20 December 2016 in the light of the current risk of avian influenza (bird flu). Markets, shows and other gatherings of poultry (including chicken, geese, ducks, pheasants, turkeys and guinea fowl) are banned in England until further notice. They are not permitted under this general licence. Wales and Scotland also putting in similar gathering bans in place. Read our avian influenza (bird flu) guidance for more details on the current situation.