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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Chickens and Holidays

Chickens and Holidays

Anne Perdeaux asks what you can do you do with chickens when you go on holiday?

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Hatching Chicks Nature's Way

Hatching Chicks Nature's Way

Jeremy Hobson looks at how to hatch chicks using a broody hen.

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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 Spring

poultry-saddleIt's the Breeding Season! If you have a cock running with your hens, don't forget Poultry Saddles. These protect your hens backs from feather loss and wounds that can be serious.

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incubatorIncubating and hatching eggs? The incubation and hatching section has some articles to help. From nest box hygene and washing eggs to choosing and setting up your incubator.

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wormingAs the temperature warms up, worm eggs also start to hatch. If you haven't wormed your chickens recently, now would be a good time to consider worming.

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poultry-newsDo you have a website? Well how about having our poultry news on one of your pages, or a unique article written for you with pictures? We're always happy to chat but please don't copy our content.

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Latest Poultry News

  • Omlet sets New Heights in Chicken Housing
    Omlet sets New Heights in Chicken Housing Omlet take a step up in chicken housing with their latest coop - the Eglu Go UP. With all the benefits of the Eglu Go on legs, the Eglu Go Up is easy to clean, easy to move and...
    12 May 2014
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  • 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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