An information network supporting those who keep poultry for pleasure on health and management issues; lobbying on their behalf for the protection of small garden flocks, and campaigning for improved welfare conditions within the poultry industry.
UPDATE November 2017: No need to subscribe/log in any more, just click on the NEWS link above to access the latest news, useful tips, links and products to keep your birds safe, happy and healthy.
  We’ll keep an eye on current best practice in the media, both here and abroad, to provide up-to-date practical advice pertinent to small-scale poultry keepers. We are a fledgling group, hoping to extend our remit as support grows.

Existing organizations that represent the commercial poultry industry, smallholders, breeders or those who exhibit, offer advice that seems irrelevant and draconian to those who just want to keep a few hens in their gardens.

  In the event of another health scare, it is important that our voice is heard among other interested parties, and that our flocks are protected, both from the disease and a visit from the men in white. During the avian flu outbreak, the Henkeepers’ Association was represented as a stakeholder during meetings with Defra, and we frequently advise the media on poultry keeping issues.

  Keep up-to-date with the latest news and products designed to help poultry keepers protect and care for their birds. Contact us with your problems and we will do our best to help. Send us your tips and any info you feel other members appreciate and we’ll pass them on.

Encourage your friends to join the Henkeepers’ Association. The more muscle we have – the better.


DISCLAIMER the information provided in this website has been obtained from reputable public sources. It is generic and not case specific advice. Accordingly, while all efforts are made to check out reported information, the Henkeepers’ Association cannot be held responsible for advice which later proves to be incorrect. If you are at all worried about the health of your birds, we advise you to consult a vet.