Welcome to poultrykeeper

A very warm welcome to our hobby website poultrykeeper.com. Created over the last 4 years, we have over 550 articles and many useful resources for the hobbyist interested in keeping chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry.

Whether you are a complete beginner wanting a few hens (have a look at the keeping chickens section and our chicken breeds pages) or have been keeping poultry all of your life but need to read up on poultry diseases, you should find something of interest here!

Red Mite: Our Top 8 Products

Red Mite: Our Top 8 Products

As the weather warms up, Red Mite become a problem. Read about our 'Top 8 Products' that we use...

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Keeping Chickens

Keeping Chickens

The keeping chickens section has over 100 articles on feeding, housing, incubation, hatching and more!

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Keeping Geese

Keeping Geese

Keeping Geese can be very rewarding, why not learn more in our section on keeping geese?

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Equipment Reviews

Equipment Reviews

From chicken netting to incubators, our reviews cover most popular equipment.

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Our Picks for Winter

worm-direct-life-cycleWorming Chickens: Winter is a good time to worm your chickens. Here's some information about common poultry worms and worming but also some tips that make life more difficult for worms.

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chicken-house-door-closerAutomatic Chicken Door Closer: Late home from work? We review the VSB chicken door closer which can be used to lock up your chickens automatically when it gets dark to fox Mr. Fox!

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Galic-for-Poultry-thumbGarlic for Chickens: As most of us know, garlic has many health benefits for us but did you know it can also be given to your birds? Why not learn about the benefits of garlic for your chickens?.

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Chickens-in-Snow-thumbWorried about yor hens in the cold? Chickens are very hardy providing they are fully feathered. This FAQ on our poultry forum provides information about keeping chickens in the cold and when there is snow.

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Latest Poultry News

  • Students, Free Range Eggs And Lupins....
    Students, Free Range Eggs And Lupins.... Aberystwyth University's free range egg supplier Birchgrove Eggs is feeding its laying hens with UK grown lupins to replace imported soya in their diet. Birchgrove supplies Aberystwyth...
    21 October 2013
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  • BWA Welcomes New Secretary
    BWA Welcomes New Secretary The British Waterfowl Association (BWA) welcomes a new secretary, Nadine Head, who will be taking over from long-standing secretary Sue Schubert. "Nadine Head has worked with charities and not-for-profit...
    02 October 2013
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  • The Fantasia Hen House – A Mid-Summer's Dream
    The Fantasia Hen House – A Mid-Summer's Dream Down at the bottom of the garden; beyond the vegetable patch and further than the compost heap, where beams of sunshine preamble amid the dappled shade of the trees, and the...
    21 September 2013
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