Colchester Poultry Club
If you are looking for stock or hatching eggs please:
Either: for a copy of the Colchester Poultry Club (CPC) Breeders' Directory, send a cheque made out to the Colchester Poultry Club for £2.50 to our show sec. Email first for the address.
Or: join the CPC, details on the right, and contact one of our advertisers in 'The Hen Pen' or put a request on the (members only) club Facebook Page.
Next Colchester Poultry Club Events are:
1) The Autumn Show Saturday 10th November at the Venture Centre
Please return all forms to the Show Sec.
2) The Spring Show 16 February 2019 at the Venture Centre
3) The Egg Show and AGM 7th April 2019 at the Venture Centre
4)The Club will also be at the 2019 Agricultural Shows listed further below.
About the Club
The club's aim is to promote and encourage poultry keeping as a worthwhile hobby, for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Our goals are to increase peoples awareness of the benefits of keeping poultry, to encourage new poultry keepers of all ages, and to offer support and information to new and established poultry keepers alike.
Many breeds of poultry are on the decline, once they are gone we will lose a large part of our agricultural heritage. It is estimated that five breeds a year are lost. East Anglia has three breeds associated with its counties. The Norfolk Grey (originally called the 'Black Maria') which is making a steady come back. The Ixworth of Suffolk which is not doing so well and the Golden Essex, which is now extinct and can never be brought back. Small backyard breeders are the backbone of keeping breeds of non commercial poultry going for the future. Through our shows, exhibitions and education we try to encourage people to keep poultry in their own garden. Like many clubs, the Colchester Poultry Club is run by (busy!) volunteers. We aim to provide encouragement to those wanting to take up this worthwhile hobby.
Becoming a member entitles you to discounts on feed, accessories, and medicines at supporting stockist's in East Anglia. There are discounts on Show Entry fees plus a free magazine produced approximately twice a year.