There are many organisations and businesses with similar aims to ourselves.
Why not have a look?
Through our Honorary Veterinary Officer, Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS, you can access a veterinary consultation service. Visit http://www.vicvet.com and click on Shop. This service to members costs £25 (in 2020) and is personally targeted to a waterfowl query, answered after the history form is completed, submitted and the fee paid. Causes of a problem would be discussed, advice given and/or specific treatment recommended.
A great site run by West of England enthusiasts Jenny Chase and Björn Holzhauer. Frequently asked goose questions (FAQ).
The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is an international wildfowl and wetland conservation charity in the United Kingdom. Its patron is Prince Charles, and its president is Kate Humble.
They conserve, restore and create wetlands, and hope to inspire everyone to value the amazing things healthy wetlands can do for us.
HelpWildlife is a UK charity that provides advice on what to do if you find a sick, injured or abandoned wild bird or animal.
The charity has a directory of around 400 wildlife rescues in the UK who can help with wildlife casualties and also provides free advice on humane, holistic pest control methods
Zoos are constantly working to find new ways of improving standards of care for the animals they keep. Many species kept in zoos are also found in our collections. The knowledge gained from studying these zoo-housed populations can also benefit private animal keepers and their animals.
This paper from Drs Paul Rose and Michelle O’Brien looks at some principles behind caring for waterfowl. A simple assesment tool could help you keep tabs on how your charges are faring. Download the form here.
As custodians of living creatures, we have responsibility to keep them in a contented mental state. They should be adequately fed and watered, kept in comfortable conditions with relation to their size and normal habits, and sheltered from weather extremes. We should protect them from pain, injury and disease and allow them the freedom to express normal behaviour. We should do all in our power to protect them from fear and distress.
Essentially, these are summed up in the five freedoms of animal welfare. Expanded; four physical or functional domains of nutrition, environment, health and behaviour surround and influence the mental state. The Five Domains are key to the highest standards of welfare. As the British Waterfowl Association, we believe that these should remain at the heart of our values. Read the paper
Formed in 1973 by a group of Aviculturists in Gent, Belgium. Aviornis looks after the interests of breeders of Wildfowl, Galliformes, Doves and Parkland Birds.
The IRDC looks after the interests of Indian Runner Ducks and their breeders. Affiliated to the British Waterfowl Association.
Domestic waterfowl and wildfowl are considered as ‘Poultry’ as far a DEFRA are concerned. The BWA works with the PCGB on matters of legislation and much more besides.
The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust in New Zealand works with endangered endemic waterfowl and other wildlife. Reclaiming quarry land for wildfife habitat, IWCWT promotes public support and interest for preservation and conservation programmes.
The IWWA works alongside farmers, tribes, and governments, and plays an exciting role in educating the public, providing research opportunities and expanding conservation options across the globe.
Fancy Fowl Magazine
The leading publication dedicated entirely to poultry and waterfowl – showing – keeping – breeding and conservation.
Fancy Fowl, The Publishing House, Station Road, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9EE
Tel: 01728 622030
German Domestic Duck Association
Domestic Ducks in Germany: pdfs about the breeds.
Victorian Waterfowl Association Facebook
Our colleagues in South Australia.
Mr Johnson's bird and animal feeds
Mr Johnson’s is part of a family-owned business that has been producing animal feeds in the UK for over 100 years. All those years of experience have been put to good use in the development of unique and tasty recipes that animals & birds really enjoy, whilst providing the essential balanced diet for health and vitality.
Rare Breeds Show and Sale York Auction Centre
There are two Rare Breeds sales held here each year, both of which are run and managed in conjunction with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and with the help of their York centre support group.
The Poultry Auctioneers
Swaffham Poultry Market, The Racetrack, Swaffham. PE37 7QE.
Eldon Farm, Holywell Row, Nr. Mildenhall, IP28 8NA.
Pen Rhiw Garn Poultry Supplies
Ross Bird Sales
"A better way to Buy & Sell", free car parking, free admission, on site cafeteria, UNRIVALLED SELECTION OF STOCK, TRADE STAND PLACES AVAILABLE. Entries encouraged from the general public.
Charnwood Milling Company Ltd
Good Feeds Naturally
Charnwood Milling Company Ltd manufacture specialist feeds for all species of water birds. The range includes floating flamingo and marine duck together with a range of pelleted waterfowl diets.
If you are having feed problems, we're here to help, and we won't blind you with science, just call our helpline.
Our feeds are made from non-genetically modified ingredients. We do not use:
- Animal products or by-products
- Growth promoters or yolk pigmenters
- Artificial flavours or colours
- Drugs or medicinal additives
- Solvent (Hexane) processed ingredients
Melton Mowbray Market
Melton Mowbray Market holds weekly Tuesday livestock sales and specialist poultry and waterfowl sales throughout the year. It is the largest town centre livestock market in the country and has been in existence for 1,000 years, predating the Domesday Book. The main market has been held on a Tuesday since at least 1324 when it was granted a charter by King Edward II.
W & H Marriage & Sons, quality feeds
W & H Marriage & Sons was founded in 1824 by two brothers from an Essex farming family. The company is still owned and run by the family milling both flour and animal feeds. The Marriage’s range includes feeds for waterfowl, poultry, farm livestock, horses, pets and wild birds, including non-GM and organic products.