Likely to be CANCELLED

Programme of Events 2020
(meetings every third Tuesday with exception of December)

21 January 2020  Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution
18 February 2020  My Poultry Life
17 March 2020 Annual General Meeting followed by ChickenAlia – CANCELLED
 21 April 2020  Provisionally CANCELLED
 19 May 2020
 16 June 2020  Bar- B-Q
 21 July 2020
 18 August 2020
 15 September 2020
 20 October 2020
 17 November 2020
 8 December 2020  Christmas Party
Other Dates for your Diary

Meeting Format

We generally meet every third Tuesday of each month at 19-30 for 19-45 at the Radnor Hall, Bodenham, Nr. Salisbury, SP5 4EQ.  This venue is 2 miles south of Salisbury just off the Ringwood Road, A338. Refer to map.

We aim to start on time as the main speaker may have travelled some distance to speak to us.  Refreshment is available either during an interval or after the main speaker has delivered his/her presentation.  This is followed by a poultry matters forum  – a questions and answer session usually about bird  health, breeding and housing, but any subject matter can be covered, tapping on the wide knowledge of members.

We run an egg competition  (see under competitions) at most of our meetings and it is wise to come early to place your entries before the main speaker commences.  A raffle with members donations helps keep the club on a sound financial footing.

Coming up

The next meeting on Tuesday 17th March is CANCELLED.

Dear Member

The worldwide subject of Coronavirus is top of every conversation we all have – its journey across the globe is affecting many and is now impacting the UK and our everyday lives.    

As a duty of care to safeguard our Members, family and friends, the Officers of the Committee have made the decision to postpone the forthcoming meeting (Tuesday 17th March), and provisionally April’s meeting (Tuesday 21st ). We will re-schedule these programmed events, and continue monitor the situation, following Government guidelines. This is unprecedented times and unknown territory.

Meanwhile, our lines of communication remain very much open through electronic means. We  encourage all our members to support and help each other wherever possible, and to maintain the best possible husbandry to our poultry during this continued period of inclement weather.

Thank you for your loyalty.

The Committee, Salisbury Poultry Club

Avian Flu

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January 2020 -Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Laura Ractliffe came and gave us a very interesting talk about the work of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) which is the oldest farming charity.  RABI provide financial support to people in the farming community who find themselves in difficulty and even run two care homes.

November 2019 – Members Box Show

Mr Mike Hatcher returned and judged the members box show.  Mile said he would attempt to educate and entertain us and he certainly did that.  There were 14 entries small and large with the overall winner being a superb large Light Sussex hen.

August 2019 – Poultry Supplies

We had a very interesting talk by Fiona about the supplies she sells from her company FMB Poultry; this includes Borotto incubators and Androlis which is a biological control treatment for the dreaded red mite that lives in poultry housing.  Androlis consists of predatory mites which were originally found in sparrow nests, naturally protecting the birds from external parasites.  The Androlis mites eats the red mites and as they crawl into all the nooks and crannies there is no where for the red mites to hide and they are killed.