Meetings

 

Programme of Events 2019/20
(meetings every third Tuesday with exception of December)

15 January 2019 The Groninger Meeuwen Breed – Stewart Mills
19 February 2019 The Pecking Order – Christchurch NZ Poultry Club
19 March 2019 Annual General Meeting followed by ChickenAlia
16 April 2019 The History of Japanese Long Tailed Birds – Ian Lambert
21 May 2019 TBC
18 June 2019 Annual BBQ and Fun Box Show
16 July 2019 Farm Gate Feeds – Lisa Mancell
20 August 2019 FMB Poultry Supplies – Fiona Browne
17 September 2019 Sheds Made Easy – Andy Marshall
15 October 2019 Geese
19 November 2019 Members Box Show
10 December 2019 Christmas Party – festive food and drink and a chance to relax! (Note: Second Tuesday in December)
21 January 2020 TBC
18 February 2020 TBC
17 March 2020 Annual General Meeting followed by ChickenAlia
Other Dates for your Diary
Southern Counties Auctions – Rare Breeds Poultry Auction – None until further notice

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

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17th September 2019 and it is a talk on poultry housing by Andy Marshall.

Avian Flu

Find the most up to date details at: www.gov.uk/government/news and search for avian-flu

Hats and head pieces – February 2018

Vivien started her business, based in Downton, 15 years ago and it has grown massively over this time with many designs of hats and head pieces.  A lot of Vivien’s design inspiration involves feathers including pheasant and peacock.  Vivien brought along examples of her masterpieces and we had a chance to examine them and the intricate details of these lovely works of art.  These hats are worn all over the world at weddings and racing events including in the USA and Australia.

Poultry Matters – January 2018

Jim Butt, our chairman brought along some of his poultry and gave us a talk about them, sharing his knowledge and experience gained over many years.