The AGM is just a month away

2pm Saturday 27th February. The date and time are the same, but now we cannot gather together. Zoom is our plan B. All paid-up members will receive a log-in invite next week. Do we have your up-to-date email address? Our Winter Waterfowl magazine was sent with a ballot form for the AGM resolutions. Please contact […]

Leg ring survey

Leg Rings

Members of the Poultry Club of Great Britain have asked for alternative rings for waterfowl. Would you pay for metal rings? The current production materials (coloured plastic) are not robust enough, with the lettering wearing off very quickly. Please take part in this survey to help them decide on alternatives here.

Biosecurity advice update from DEFRA

The latest biosecurity advice has been updated and gives us much greater information about wild and domestic waterfowl, kept as we do. On top of all our other worries, Bird ‘flu has been significantly more prevalent this year. Occurrances started some 6-8 weeks earlier than in previous years and nearly 300 positive cases have been […]

Poultry and captive bird housing measures now in place for Northern Ireland

Housing measures are now in place in NI as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone. This is in addition to measures in place for England, Scotland and Wales. All bird keepers now legally required to house their birds or take measures to prevent them mixing with wild birds. Review your Biosecurity requirements HERE. For […]

Congratulations Jed Dwight

Best in Show at the Virtual Poultry Shows’ Winterfest 2020. Championship judge, Tom Newbould commented ‘A stylish drake. Not the easiest colour but impressive here and looks in fantastic condition. Great head and bill too.’  Well done Jed!  

Housing our birds is now mandatory

Due to the risk of avian influenza, new housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds will come into force on 14 December in England, Scotland and Wales. It will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures. We must house our birds in […]

Bird ‘flu is affecting more and more locations

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across the whole of Great Britain to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures. Keepers with more than 500 birds will need to restrict access for non-essential people on their […]

Biosecurity review time

Two separate and unrelated cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in England, and restrictions are in place. Earlier this week low pathogenic avian influenza (H5N2) was confirmed on a small commercial poultry premises in Kent and also highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Cheshire. How is your biosecurity? We should all have a plan; […]

Entries are now closed for Champion Waterfowl 2020

Thank you to everyone who has participated! We have had some super birds entered and judging will begin very soon. Once all the entries are uploaded and labelled, we will put them up in the Events section for everyone to enjoy. That should be later this week, so do check back and we will announce […]

Champion Waterfowl Online 2020

We cordially invite you to submit entries for a virtual show of domestic waterfowl. These will be judged on the quality of the birds rather than of the photos, but the photos will provide the evidence for applying the standards to the birds.  Pet birds will be judged on condition alone. View the show details […]