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Poultry Suppliers

A range of suppliers providing everything from housing through to point of lay hens. Chicken Vet cannot be held responsible for any purchases made from any of these suppliers.

www.anniehallspoultry.co.uk

Annie Hall’s Poultry started in 2008 as a small shop selling free range chickens to families and in just a few years has expanded to be a busy poultry hub selling everything from chickens and ducks to beautifully crafted coops and electric fencing.

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for chickens sold at these premises.

www.blakespoultryfarm.co.uk

Blake Poultry Farm is situated at Langore, near Launceston in North Cornwall. The farm rears pullets (day old to point-of-lay mature chickens). The farm has been supplying point-of-lay hybrid pullets to large and small customers for Free-Range egg production for over 30 years.

All birds are vaccinated and comply with legislation on Salmonella testing and Salmonella Certificates are available on request.

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for any chickens sold at these premises.

www.harepathsteadpoultry.co.uk

Set in the Clyst Valley between Honiton and Exeter, Harepathstead Poultry offer a range of top quality hybrids and pure breed poultry all at a reasonable price. 

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for any chickens sold at these premises.

www.martinswoodchickens.co.uk/

Martins Wood Farm is a small, family run business,based in the South Downs. They are based in a beautiful woodland location, where their hens are able to roam around amongst the trees. They sell 13 different breeds of hybrid hen which are all fully vaccinated.

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for any chickens sold at these premises.

www.moonridgefarm.co.uk

Top quality supplier to back garden poultry keepers, with a wide range of point of lay chickens. Plus, a large stock of poultry equipment and housing.

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for any chickens sold at these premises.

www.taylormadepoultry.co.uk

Based in Ivybridge, Taylor Made Poultry supplies quality day old chicks to point of lay chickens to domestic and small commercial customers. Due to popular demand they now offer a hen boarding service, plus a wide selection of housing to choose from.

Chicken Vet has no responsibilty for any chickens sold at these premises.

Poultry keeping information websites

www.oaklands.ac.uk/courses/our-courses/animal-care-apprenticeships-college.aspx

Oaklands College has provided animal care courses for more than 14 years.
During these courses students can learn how to handle large group of animals (including poultry) and become experts in animal husbandry. They also train farm workers and RSPCA Inspectors.
 

www.poultrykeeper.com

This hobby site is run by a small group of poultry keeping enthusiasts. Here you will find over 400 articles and lots of useful resources on keeping chickens together with a poultry forum.

www.poultrytalk.com

This fast growing forum is becoming a useful resource for essential information on all poultry matters.

Associated Veterinary Practices

A list of our associated veterinary practices with vets that have a special interest in chickens.

fromusvets.co.uk/wp/

Vet Rosie Barker transferred to Fromus' Saxmundham clinic in April 2013, and brings her knowledge of backyard poultry health and diseases.  Please call 01728 602599 to arrange a consultation.

www.608vetpractice.co.uk

Vet Robin Bone offers chicken friendly consultations at 608 Veterinary Group, Solihull.

www.afonvets.co.uk/home.html

Vet Gareth Mulligan has attended our CPD Training Day on poultry health, and welcomes any queries at his practice in Neath, Glamorgan. 

www.antonvets.co.uk

John Chitty and Lynne Steele both attended our CPD training course in poultry health in November 2012.  You can contact them for chicken health advice on 01264 729165 or email enquiries@antonvets.co.uk

www.any-uk-vet.co.uk/grieve/index.htm

Vet Marion Ford offers chicken friendly consultations at Cambridge Veterinary Group, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge.

www.arthurlodgevets.co.uk

Julian Peters at Arthur Lodge Veterinary Surgery joined our network in October 2012 and will gladly see your chickens. Arthur Lodge is also affiliated with Ash Barn Veterinary Surgery in Ockley, and Downslink Veterinary Surgery in Horsham where you can also arrange to see Julian.

www.ashvet.co.uk

Laura Pugh at Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital, Nottingham, is on hand to handle any chicken health and disease queries you may have.  Please contact 0115 972 7050 for a consultation.

www.ashvets.co.uk

Ash Veterinary Group is one of our associated practices in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

www.ashworthvetgroup.co.uk

Ashworth Veterinary Group are very happy to see chickens at their veterinary practice, look at thier website for contact details.

www.bicestervets.co.uk

Fiona Cornish and Palli Juggins both have an interest in seeing Chickens at this Veterinary Practice based in Bicester, Oxon. We are pleased to welcome them to our website.

www.bonessvets.co.uk

Boness Veterinary Hospital, Bedfordshire,  became one of our Associated Practices in June 2012. Vet Heather Fordham has attended our CPD Training Day, please ask her about any chicken related health matters.

www.broadleysvets.co.uk

Fiona Hipwell has attended our Chicken Vet Training Day in Edinburgh and is on hand to assist with any chicken health related queries at both Broadleys Veterinary Hospital, Stirling, and Dunblane Clinic, Perthshire.

www.bushhousevetgroup.co.uk

We are pleased to welcome Bush House Veterinary Group to our network of Chicken Vet Associated Practices - contact Mark Gordon at the Llandeilo surgery if you have any specific backyard poultry queries.

www.castlevetgroup.com

We are delighetd to welcome Castle Veterinary Group to our list of Associated Practices, they are very happy to see your chickens in their consulting rooms.

www.companioncare.co.uk/farnborough

Companion Care Vets, Farnborough, became a Chicken Vet Associated Practice in June 2012.  Please contact Fred McKenzie on 01252 413843 for any chicken related needs.

www.coombefieldvets.co.uk

Coombefield Vets is and established mixed practice and JJ Van Dijk is the chicken vet on premises who can help you with the care of your chickens and their associated diseases.

www.cootes.org.uk

Ros Norledge of Cootes Veterinary Practice has attended our veterinary training course into the health of backyard chickens.  Please contact her on 01444 242434 if you need any advice

www.cranleighvets.co.uk

Yew Tree Veterinary Centre is based in Cranleigh, Surrey and became an Associated Practice in 2012.  Their vet Sarah McDonald will gladly deal with any chicken health queries you may have.

www.damoryvets.co.uk

Lynn Broom has an interest in treating chickens at this veterinary practice based in Dorset. Visit their website to find out more.

www.downslinkvets.co.uk

Downslink Veterinary Surgery in Horsham is affiliated with Ash Barn Vets in Ockley and Arthur Lodge Vets in Horsham - call 01403 732219 to arrange to see vet Julian Peters.

www.drakevets.co.uk

Vet Liz Miller offers chicken friendly consultations at Drake Vets, Yelverton, Devon.

www.easterrossvets.co.uk

Vet Paco Morera-Pallares offers chicken friendly consultations at Easter Ross Vets, Invergordon, Ross-shire.

www.eastgrinsteadvethospital.co.uk

East Grinstead Veterinary Hospital have now become a Chicken Vet Associated Practice.  Richard Cunnington has attended our course and would be glad to help with any chicken related queries.

www.frameswiftandpartners.co.uk

Frame, Swift & Partners are a state-of-the-art farm and small animal practice based in Penrith, Cumbria.  Vets Jess Gillon and Martin Rook have trained in poultry health and can help with any queries.

www.garstonvets.co.uk

Garston Veterinary Group in Frome, joined our network of Associated Practices in June 2012. Both Claire Brimson and Andrea Gramser are able to assist you with your chickens' needs.

www.gordonvets.co.uk

Gordon Veterinary Group became one of our Associated Practices in June 2012.  Debra Macfarlane has attended our Chicken Vet training course - please contact 0131 665 2124 for assistance.

www.heathfieldvets.co.uk

Heathfield Vets are based in Heathfield, East Sussex.  Their vet Ian Killian has taken a course in poultry health and will be happy to handle any queries you may have - 01435 864422.

www.highcroftvet.co.uk/

Highcroft Veterinary Group joined our network in June 2013.  Please contact Polly Cornwell with your queries about your chickens - to make an appointment, call 01275 893351.

www.hillcrestanimalhospital.co.uk

We are delighted to welcome Hillcrest Animal Hospital to our list of Associated Practices, one of their vets George Miller has recently attended our Chicken Vet CPD training courses. Please contact their surgery to make an appointment.

www.kingfishervets.co.uk

We are delighted to welcome Kingfisher Veterinary Practice, Somerset as an Associated Practice.  Vet Marian Singelton will be your point of contact for any chicken health queries.

www.kynochvets.co.uk

Kynoch Vet’s Barkham Road branch in Wokingham, Berkshire is one of our chicken friendly practices.

www.ladydanevets.com

Lady Dane Vets in Kent are another recent addition and their vet Sharminda Lockwood has attended one of our training days. They would be very happy to see your chickens in their consulting room.

www.lordshiplanevets.co.uk

We are delighetd to welcome Lordship Lane Veterinary Surgery to our list of Associated Practices, they are very happy to see your chickens in their consulting rooms.

www.midlandvetsurgery.co.uk

Midland Veterinary Surgery is based in Leyton, in London and became an Associated Practice in September 2012.  Brian Stenson is the main point of contact for chicken queries - you can contact him on 020 8539 3538 or info@midlandvetsurgery.co.uk

www.oakhill-vets.com

Vets Tracy Taylor and David Catlow offer chicken friendly consultations at Oakhill Veterinary Centre, Preston, Lancashire.

www.oldgolfhousevets.co.uk

Vet Vanessa Lambert provides chicken friendly consultations at Old Golfhouse Veterinary Group, Thetford, Norfolk

www.orchardvetromsey.co.uk

Vet Virginia Richardson will be pleased to provide advice and assistance with chicken related health queries at Orchard Veterinary Surgery in Romsey, Hampshire.

www.pennardvet.co.uk

Pennard Veterinary Group, Kent joined our network in October 2012.  They have two practices - Richard Everson will see your chickens at their Sevenoaks clinic (01732 452344) while Caroline Collins is at their Eton clinic (01732 352004).

www.petdoctors.co.uk

Michael Hoad at Pet Doctors, Hampshire can answer your pet chicken queries you may have. Their practice in Chandlers Ford can be contacted on (023) 8025 5565.

www.pilgrimsvets.org.uk

Vet Luke Gamble offers 'chicken friendly' consultations at Pilgrims Veterinary Practice, Cranborne, Dorset. 

www.plymouthvets.co.uk

Caroline Bower and her team at The Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth are  very happy to see your Chickens, look at their website to find a surgery near to you.

www.purtonvets.co.uk

Purton Vets have recently joined our list of associated practices and are very happy to see your chickens in their consulting rooms.

www.rosemullionvets.com

Vet Paul Stevenson provides chicken friendly consultations at Rosemullion Veterinary Practice Ltd, Falmouth, Cornwall.

www.sandholevets.com

Kate Everett and Isobel Jenkins both have an interest in seeing Chickens at this Veterinary Practice based in Snodland, Kent. We are pleased to welcome them to our website.

www.severnedgevets.co.uk

Vet Chris Woodruff offers chicken friendly consultations at Severn Edge Veterinary Group, Much Wentock, Shropshire.

www.sheptonvet.com

Vet Lucy Tyne offers chicken friendly consultations at Shepton Veterinary Group, Shepton Mallet. T: 01749 343 955

www.shiresvets.com

Vets Will Jeffels (T: 01785 813 955) and Eddie Friend (T: 01785 850 218) offer chicken friendly consultations at Shires Veterinary Practice, Stone, Staffordshire. 

www.southdownsvets.co.uk

Mark Elliott has always had an interest in poultry having bred and shown his own birds in the past. Mark and his team in West Sussex will be more than happy to see your chickens. T: 01246 779 111

www.stowevets.co.uk

One of Stowe Vets, Roger Harvey, has attended our Chicken CPD training course, they will be delighted to see your chickens in their consulting rooms. T: 01449 613 130

www.thebardveterinarygroup.co.uk

We are pleased to welcome the Bard Veterinary Group to our network of practices from January 2013.  Laura Lammie will be your main point of contact for any chicken related queries.

www.thevetcentre.co.uk

The Veterinary Centre is one of our Associated Practices in Coventry. Their vet Conor Day has a keen interest in chickens and they would be happy to see your birds at the surgery. T: 024 7650 3000

www.tyndalevets.co.uk

Vet Bryony Kendall at Tyndale Vets, Gloucestershire will be happy to handle any queries youmay have regarding your chickens' health, contact them on 01453 511311.

www.valleyvets.net

Mark Evans has recently attended one of our CPD training courses and would be delighted to see your chickens at his surgery in Cardiff. T: 029 2052 9444

www.vets2you.co.uk

Anna Wood runs a personal mobile veterinary service, visiting pets in your own home. She has attended one of the Chicken Vet training days and is very happy to visit your chickens. T: 07531 208 720

www.vetssomerset.co.uk

Vet Rachel Smith offers chicken friendlly consultations at the Axe Valley Veterinary Practice in Wedmore, Somerset. T: 01934 712 229

www.villagevet-cambridge.co.uk/

Village Vet Cottenham is part of the Village Vet Group, and joined our network of Associated Practices in September 2012.  If you have any queries, please contact Margaret Wilkes on 01954 252122.

www.wadebridgevet.co.uk

Wadebridge Vets, Cornwall, has sent vet Nicky Hallows on one of our Chicken Vet training days, the practice will be really happy to see your chickens. T: 01208 813 258

www.watkins-tasker-vets.co.uk

Fiona Chapman at Watkins & Tasker Veterinary Group, North Somerset will gladly see your chickens if you have any queries regarding their health and wellbeing - please contact 01934 833685 or visit their website.

www.westfarmvets.co.uk

West Farm Veterinary Clinic is based in Cowbridge, South Glamorgan. Vet Stefano Susanna will be very pleased to see your chickens in their consulting rooms. T: 01446 774 016

www.whvc.co.uk

Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre now has two vets that have attended our CPD training in poultry health and diseases.  Stephen Smith and Jenny Green can be contacted at their branch in Halton - please call 01296 623439.

www.willowvet.co.uk

You will find vet Richard Rice-Grubb at the Willow Veterinary Group located in both Newport Pagnell and Olney. They provide quality care for all small animals including Chickens. T: 01908 610 982 and 01234 711 473

 

www.windmill-vets.co.uk

Windmill Veterinary Centre joined our network of Chicken Vet Associated Practices in September 2012. Please contact Jane Alexander on 01296 715660 with any chicken related queries.  Their main surgery in Winslow is supported by another practice in Buckingham where consultations can be carried out.

Products

Here are some links to a few of our supplier’s websites. Don't forget to check out our shop for handy poultry products recommended by our team of poultry vets.

www.berylsbackyard.co.uk

A website with lots of information on Beryl's. This is a product Chicken Vet recommends and endorses, we also make a donation to the British Hen Welfare Trust for every sachet sold from our website. It is particularly useful in the older hen, birds who have had antibiotics or suffering from intestinal upset or diarrhoea.

www.hysolv.com

Hysolv Ltd supplies the animal health industry with a range of high quality disinfectants, pesticides and feed additives to safeguard health and improve performance, such as Interkokask and TAD Aquades.

www.no-more-flies.co.uk

Lodi supplies us with twenty one – our extreme fly control solution, and their site details it's uses and application methods.

Health Advice

We hold a wealth of information in our general health and common diseases section, however here are some other useful websites.

www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bird-flu/

The Avian Influenza (bird flu) section of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs website details the key information on the disease, plus the latest information on outbreaks and prevention.

www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/salmonella/

The Salmonella section of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs website offers extensive information on this notorious disease.

www.defra.gov.uk/food-farm/animals/poultry/

Poultry section of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs website which offers a wide range of information about the health and welfare of poultry.

Useful Online Publications

www.fancyfowl.com

The U.K.'s best selling Poultry and Water Fowl magazine for the fancier.

www.growfruitandveg.co.uk

The U.K.'s number one kitchen garden magazine.

www.practicalpoultry.co.uk

A magazine packed with helpful advice for the poultry enthusiast.

www.smallholder.co.uk

A comprehensive website for the interesting "Smallholder" publication. The site displays current news and events from the world of smallholding.

Egg Information

www.defra.gov.uk/fawc

The Farm Animal Welfare Council is an independent advisory body keeping under review the welfare of farm animals on agricultural land, at market, in transit and at the place of slaughter; and to advise the Government of any legislative or other changes that may be necessary.

Traditional breed information

devon.rbst.org.uk

Rare Breed Survival Trust for Devon features key events taking place where traditional breeds are shown. The site also offers disease information and listings of rare breeds for sale.

www.poultryclub.org

The Poultry Club, founded in 1877, is a registered charity existing to safeguard the interests of all pure and traditional breeds of poultry including chickens, bantams, ducks, geese and turkeys. If you have an interest in keeping or breeding pure breeds, this is your first port of call.

Hen Re-homing

www.bhwt.org.uk

The British Hen Welfare Trust is a national charity that re-homes spent commercial hens to the public. It has an informative website and offers a helpline and plenty of advice on all matters relating to rehoming these birds.

www.freewebs.com/henrescue

The team have been rehoming animals since 1997, and not only re home ex battery hens, they often re home pure breed cockerels.

Poultry Equipment

www.devonhenhouses.co.uk

Tom Vaughan makes high quality, high specification hen housing from his workshop in south devon. Visit his site to find out more information.

www.ilikechickens.co.uk

The Ultimate Chicken Gifts and Homeware Store.Specialising in gorgeous chicken themed products and offering 1000's of beautiful gifts and homeware from kitchenware and tableware to ornaments and even jewellery.

Chicken Vet recommends taking a look at this lovely website.

www.pandtpoultry.co.uk

P and T Poultry are the one stop shop for chicken supplies. with a huge range of specialist chicken products to look through and all can be ordered directly from the secure online poultry supplies store.

www.townandcountrysupplies.co.uk

Town and Country supplies a range of smallholding equipment to the southwest. You can also buy online.

 
 
 
 

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