Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club (CSPC)

Tendring Egg Show Saturday 8th July 2023

By Kind Invitation of the Tendring Hundred Farmer’s Club
At Lawford House Park, Nr Manningtree, CO11 2ND

A warm welcome to all members and their guests.

This show is open to members and non-members alike.

The club is running a special offer of £1 entries up to £10/10 entries, for which you will

receive one free show pass!

Please don't forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your show passes to be sent to you in advance of the show.

We look forward to seeing many of you there!

If you have any questions about showing eggs, or would like more

information about the club, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Tendring Egg Show Schedule 8th July 2023

Egg Show Entry Form 8th July 2023



CSPC Shows:

We hold several Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club poultry shows each year.

CSPC Shows are usually held at Norton Village Hall IP3 3LE, but always check latest infomation:


NB: No live poultry in exhibitions at Agricultural Shows for 2023

Unfortunately, due to ongoing Avian Influenza concerns, we have
been unable to show or display live birds in 2023.




In a 'normal' year, the club will be in our usual Poultry Tent at the Agricultural Shows listed below.

Please visit websites for further information:

PLEASE CHECK information nearer the time:

The South Suffolk Show Sunday early May.

The Hadleigh Show Saturday mid May.

Essex Young Farmers Sunday mid May.

The Suffolk Show mid week May / beginning June.

Tendring 100 Show Saturday in July.



If you are looking for stock or hatching eggs please:

Contact one of our advertisers in 'The Hen Pen' or put a request on the NEW (members only) CSPC club Facebook Page

or the open club Facebook page.




Bird flu is most likely to be a problem in migration season, spring and autumn. We need to stay vigilant.
UK Health Security Agency, formerly Public Health England (PHE), advises that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency advises that avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

For more information please visit the DEFRA website.

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.


Our constitution.

Social Media

See our social media pages for the latest CSPC club updates.

We have a new Facebook Group, open to all:

Follow us on Facebook


and a CSPC members only Facebook Group:

Follow us on Facebook

CPSC Shows

We have not attended shows with live birds in 2022 or 2023 due to the risk of spreading bird flu.

We usually hold several competitive poultry shows each year.

Shows normally held on Sundays at Norton Village Hall IP3 3LE

PLEASE CHECK information nearer the time:




Want to keep chickens ?

Come and talk to us at one of the shows we hold or attend, have a look at the attractive breeds on show and ask what might be suitable for your circumstances. Ask for a copy of our 'Poultry Facts' compilation of useful information and you are welcome to join the Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club.


Keen to show your best birds and not sure how to get started? Come along and look at what happens at a show, chat to the exhibitors, and read the articles on showing listed below. We look forward to you joining us!



Membership/ Renewal Form 2023 (PDF Version)


Members can (normally) bring pure breed hatching eggs for sale at our shows:

Hatching egg form




NEW CSPC Members ONLY closed group Facebook Group

Follow us on Facebook

To join the facebook page, E-mail us.




All welcome to browse open club Facebook page..

Follow us on Facebook




Hen Pen

The Hen Pen is the magazine of Colchester Poultry Club.


It is emailed or posted to all members of the Club along with the schedules and entry forms of forthcoming shows. It contains news and pictures from our shows, information on chickens, articles written by members about themselves and their birds, health matters and adverts.


A selection of articles from past magazines can be accessed by clicking on the articles listed below.


Display at The Suffolk Show 2018



At County Shows