Useful Links

Avian influenza

Guidance on how to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it and measures to prevent it.

The most up to date information on the outbreak:

Poultry register

Here is some information on the poultry register:

Disease alerts

Information on how to register for disease alerts

Animal Oracle

This website is a decision tree covering symptoms of all sick animals including chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys and helps to decide when veterinary treatment is needed.

Chicken School 

Provides 1-2-1 chicken keeping courses tailored especially for you and your family; we also offer group courses, where you can meet like minded people. The courses are suited for beginners and existing keepers. Teaching you everything you need to know; we promote good chicken keeping skills to ensure you get the most from your hens. Come and see how it all works in the back garden. Consultancy and advisory also available, we teach at organisations, pet shops etc and offer talks on keeping chickens.  Email:


Country Smallholding:

Fancy Fowl

Your Chickens

Practical Poultry


Poultry Keeper

Over 500 articles and many useful resources for the hobbyist interested in keeping chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry