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!

Candling Eggs

Candling Eggs

Learn how to candle eggs to check for the correct development.

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Red Mite: Our Top 8 Products

Red Mite: Our Top 8 Products

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

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Equipment Reviews

Equipment Reviews

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

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Looking After Chickens

Looking After Chickens

Anne Perdeaux offers ten easy steps for beginners to get started keeping chickens...

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Our Picks for Autumn

why-have-chickens-stopped-laying-thumbWhy have my chickens stopped laying? It's that time of year again and we're seeing lots of questions about the shortage of eggs from your hens!

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Respiratory-Disease-thumbRespiratory Problems are common at this time of year Poultry Vet Richard Jackson of Chickenvet looks at Respiratory Disease and tells you what to look out for.

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worm-direct-life-cycleWorming Chickens: Now 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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Latest Poultry News

  • TV Company Looking for Families wanting a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle
    TV Company Looking for Families wanting a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle Betty, a Television Production Company would like to get in touch with families who would like to live more self-sufficient lifestyles - for a TV series...
    10 November 2014
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  • Plant Trees For Happier Hens
    Plant Trees to have Happier Hens and Cracking Eggs The UK’s leading woodland conservation charity is encouraging poultry keepers to plant trees on their land to provide natural cover for their hens and increase the quality...
    08 October 2014
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  • National Championship Waterfowl Exhibition 2014
    The National Championship Waterfowl Exhibition 2014 The British Waterfowl Association (BWA) will present its 27th National Championship Waterfowl Exhibition on Sunday 26th October 2014 at Moreton Morrrel near Warwick. The...
    01 October 2014
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