Useful Links

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 any of the above premises.

Poultry Keeping Information Websites

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Health Advice

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Egg Information

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

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.

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

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.

Poultry Equipment

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.