The last chick of the season
A large majority of the UK’s game birds are imported from France as eggs chicks or poults to boost the numbers bred in the UK. This year, due to an outbreak of avian influenza in France there is a restriction on importing all game birds. As an industry we are now totally reliant on UK bred stock. To help combat this we have increased our own laying and hatching here at Mornacott. Today we took off our last hatch of the season. Fingers crossed for favourable weather conditions for the rest of the summer and autumn.