About Us

Poultry keeper was started in 2008 and is now the #1 poultry website in the UK and in the Top 5 in the World for information about keeping backyard chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail and Guinea fowl. With over 700 articles and visited by over a million people each year, we are proud to promote our wonderful hobby of keeping poultry.

The website and forum are run by a small group of poultry enthusiasts. You can meet our main contributors below.

We encourage you to  subscribe by email to receive notification of new blog posts and articles so that you don’t miss anything new. You can do this on the right hand side of any page.

Social Hub ImageWe’re social

Why not pull up a chair, (the kettle’s on) and join in the conversation with us?

You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or in our Poultry Forum.

You can contact us too but please remember, we are a hobby website (we have day jobs…) and we get one heck of a lot of email and requests for help so please note that we simply cannot answer poultry questions by email. If you have a question, please ask in the comments area of the relevant article or if you can’t find the right topic, use our Poultry Forum.

New articles newsletter

If you sign up to our new articles newsletter (the sign up box is in the side bar), you will receive an email on the last day of every month which offers a few seasonal tips and a list of articles we’ve published during the month.


Lets keep this short. In 2014, our hosting costs over £250 ($380) per month and there is about as much again spent on software and other expenses every year. We don’t sell anything but need to have advertising and donations to keep the site going. We try to keep this to a minimum and do not want it to be too intrusive to your browsing.

You can help us

If you find poultrykeeper useful, please consider liking / sharing our pages. It really helps us.

If you would like to make a donation to our hosting costs, you can also do that here without any fear of us spending the money on more chickens!

We have no advertising budget so if you are in a position to be able to mention our site in a book, magazine or in a blog post, we are really, really appreciative.


We are always looking for people to help improve and grow poultrykeeper. If you feel you could contribute in some way, please visit our “Write for us” page for further information.Going Green

Chicken-and-solar-panelsWe use 2 servers to host the site and these need to be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Of course the environmental cost soon adds up.

We moved to ‘green website hosting’ however we were spending many hours with computers, and lights running as well, so we decided to make an investment in solar panels to counter-act this. We have an electricity meter connected on the output so that we can monitor how much electricity we have generated and I’m pleased to say that we are generating more electricity than we are using. I think it’s safe to say poultrykeeper is ‘green’ 🙂

Our photos

Sebright BantamIf you would like to use a couple of our photos, please get in touch via our contact page, letting us know what you would like to use.

We normally say yes, providing you can credit us on the same page with a link back to the section or page that the photos came from.

Articles we write

We enjoy photographing and writing about poultry and are always looking for ways to contribute within the community. As well as this, it gets our name out there that will hopefully in the longer term bring in a few visitors back to poultrykeeper. If you have a website or magazine and would like to find out about us writing some content for you, then please contact us.

We are sorry, we cannot share articles on poultrykeeper with you since we are penalised for duplicate content by the search engines which can result in a lower ranking of our articles.

Link to us using our logo:

If you like our site, and would like to link to us, here is the poultrykeeper logo for you to use.


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You can use this HTML

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Enough about us: let’s talk about you

Is there some information missing on poultrykeeper? Something you need to know and can’t find?

Do you have something you need that we’re not providing? (within reason!)

Our poultry forum provides an area for discussion but if there is an article you would like to see researched and published on the site them please leave us a comment below.

Oh.. and we love compliments and constructive criticism too so fire away, we read every comment!