Colchester Poultry Club

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With regret, the following have all been postponed until further notice / cancelled - in line with government corona virus advice:

POSTPONED: 19th April 2020 Egg Show / Box Show / AGM

CANCELLED: Sunday May 10th 2020 The South Suffolk Show

CANCELLED: Sat 16th May 2020 The Hadleigh Show

CANCELLED: Weds 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020 The Suffolk Show

CANCELLED: Saturday 11th July 2020 Tendring 100 Show with its Colchester Poultry Club Summer Show

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We hope the club's autumn show in October at the Venture Centre will go ahead.

 

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NEWS

At the EGM held at 10.15 am on Sunday 16th February the club voted to merge the Suffolk and Essex Poultry Club with the Colchester Poultry Club.

The idea of the merger is to form a bigger and hopefully better Club with a much larger committee of enthusiastic members, and to enable us to hold an extra show each year. 


The proposals accepted:

    1) The current Suffolk and Essex club will cease to exist and all funds and assets of the present Suffolk and Essex club will be given to Colchester Poultry Club (as agreed by Suffolk and Essex members at their EGM on 12th January 2020).

    2) to change the name to a new name for the new, joint Club.

    3) the new name, suggested to be"Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club".

 

As the AGM 19th April has been postponed until further notice, voting on the change of name of the club, and electing officers and committee (as per the constitution) will take place at a future date.

Happy Poultry Keeping 2020 to all !!!

To renew your membership for 2020 please print the form (on the right) and post, with your membership fee to the address on the form. With apologies, your Membership Sec can only get to sending out cards about once a month, so your patience (or volunteering for the Committee!) is appreciated.

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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, please, 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) CPC club Facebook Page.

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Next Colchester Poultry Club Events are:

1) The Club in a normal year, will be at the Agricultural Shows listed further below.

 

2) Postponed until further notice: Colchester Poultry Club Egg Show and AGM 9am Sunday 19th April 2020 at the Venture Centre.

The Egg Show is an informal aside to the AGM and great fun. Refreshments are available, as well as the opportunity to chat with members and feel part of the club.
If you are looking for hatching eggs around that time, put a request on the club's members only Facebook page.

 

3) ALL CANCELLED for 2020:

Sunday May 10th 2020 The South Suffolk Show

Sat 16th May 2020 The Hadleigh Show

Weds 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020 The Suffolk Show

Saturday 11th July 2020 Tendring 100 Show


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.

Exhibitions at Agricultural Shows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Poultry Club.

Showing

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!

CPC Shows

We hold four competitive poultry shows each year, three of which are held at The Venture Centre, Little Bromley. Links to the latest show shedules are given below. Show results are published on our Facebook page and in the 'Hen Pen'.

With the present concerns over bird flu, at the moment shows can be held, but please be vigilant and check latest information.

 

 

2020 CANCELLATIONS:

With regret, the following have all been postponed until further notice / cancelled - in line with government corona virus advice:

POSTPONED: 19th April 2020 Egg Show / Box Show / AGM

CANCELLED: Sunday May 10th 2020 The South Suffolk Show

CANCELLED: Sat 16th May 2020 The Hadleigh Show

CANCELLED: Weds 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020 The Suffolk Show

CANCELLED: Saturday 11th July 2020 Tendring 100 Show with its Colchester Poultry Club Summer Show

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As far as we know (March 2020) the following is still planned, subject to the developing situation:

The Autumn Show at the Venture Centre
Saturday October 2020 Date tba

Show Schedule tba
Entry Form tba

 

 

The Spring Show and EGM at the Venture Centre
Next Show will be February 2021 Details tba
It is a PCGB Regional Show
Show Schedule

Show Entry Form

Participant Declaration Form

Please return all forms to the Show Sec.
Closing date for entries: tba.

 

 



Display at The Suffolk Show 2018

 

Weusually attend the following agricultural shows:

The South Suffolk Show
Sunday May 10th 2020

The Hadleigh Show
Sat 16th May 2020

The Suffolk Show
Weds 27th and Thursday 28th May 2020

The Tendring 100 Show
Sat 11th July 2020

Membership

To join or renew, please complete the membership form and post or e-mail it to the address on the form:

Membership/ Renewal Form 2020

Membership/ Renewal Form 2020 (PDF Version)

 

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

Hatching egg form

 

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Facebook

 

Members ONLY can join our closed group Facebook page

Follow us on Facebook

To join the facebook page, E-mail us.

 

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All welcome to browse the open Facebook page.

Follow us on Facebook

 

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Hen Pen

The Hen Pen is the magazine of Colchester Poultry Club.

 

It is 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.