Keeping happy poultry

Club patrol Craig Farrell MLC

Do you keep chickens in your backyard or want to know more about how it all works? Maybe you’ve considered keeping some geese, turkeys, ducks, or rare breeds such as Old English Pheasant Fowls? Now there is a useful book for people who want to keep healthy and happy poultry.

Jill Weaver, a life member of the Tasmanian Rare Breeds Poultry Club, has created a practical, useful guide with valuable information for the everyday keeping of fowl and other poultry. Keeping Happy Poultry covers everything from hatching, housing, food and nutrition. The purpose of the Tasmanian Rare Breeds Poultry Club, which was founded in 2006, is to preserve and promote Australia’s rare breeds and varieties. Each year they host an annual poultry weekend (a show, followed by poultry sale), attend community events, and use their social media presence and website teach people about these beautiful breeds.

Craig Farrell MLC is a patron of the club. “Jill is a very experienced keeper of fowl and waterfowl and has compiled this book from her experiences over many years,” he shared. “The booklets are excellent value at $20 each, and all proceeds from the book go to the club.” Copies are available at Craig Farrell’s office at 60 High Street, New Norfolk or via