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.
Likely to be CANCELLED
Programme of Events 2020
|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|
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.
The next meeting on Tuesday 17th March is CANCELLED.
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
Find the most up to date details at: www.gov.uk/government/news and search for avian-flu
Another lovely Christmas Party with good food and friends.
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.
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.