Meetings

 

Programme of Events 2024/2025

 16 Apr 2024 Learn all about our local manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of animal feeds – Henry Cole and Co Ltd.
 21 May 2024 Cluck ‘n’ Chat – Don’t count your chickens……
 18 June 2024  Summer BBQ
 16 July 2024 The Chicken Clinic
 20 Aug 2024 It will either be a Cluck n Chat or a talk about Abbotsbury
 17 Sept 2024 Member’s Box Show
15 Oct 2024 The story of K & H Falconry – with services including wildlife management
19 Nov 2024 It will be either a Member’s Talk or a talk about Abbotsbury
10 Dec 2024 Christmas Meeting
21 Jan 2025
18 Feb 2025
18 Mar 2025 AGM followed by ChickenAlia Auction

Meeting Format

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month (except for December when it is the second Tuesday) 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.

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 is on Tuesday 18th June 2024, and will be our summer BBQ. Sadly, there will be no Fun Box Show this evening.

Avian Flu

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

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.

February 2019 – The Pecking Order – Christchuch NZ Poultry Club

This was a film night and we saw an entertaining documentary about the people who attend the Christchurch Poultry Club in New Zealand.  They take the showing of their birds very seriously and the film followed some of the members in the months running up to the national show.

Also this evening, David brought in a rather large hen’s egg.  When it was cracked open there was yolk, white and another whole egg complete with shell!  This was the first time many members had actually seen this unusual event of an egg within an egg.  This second egg, when cracked had a yolk and egg white.