Poultry

Did you know that 30% of poultry farmers
say they are experiencing the effects of climate change now and 58% say they expect to feel it in the next ten years? 58% report that they are installing measures to mitigate further change - are you part of the growing community that's taking action?

We’ve listed the fact sheets and case studies we feel would be most relevant to your work below.  You can see a full list of our resources here and it may also be useful for you to use our Interactive UK map to get up to date information and advice for your region.

The great news is that 38% of poultry farmers say they are taking action to adapt to the changing climate – that’s 8% more than say they are experiencing the effects. The economic and political incentives for taking action have never been greater.

As 48% of poultry farmers say they are interested in calculating the carbon footprint of their business, you may particularly be in interested in our Carbon Accounting fact sheet.

Read our poultry factsheet by clicking here.

Watch how poultry producer Elwyn Griffiths is saving £100,000/year by rainwater harvesting by clicking here.

Poultry - Blogs

  • Thu, 20/04/2017 - 11:19
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    For many consumers, buying a gallon of milk is much more complex than finding the preferred fat content and expiration date. They want to know how the cows were treated, what they were fed, whether they received growth hormones or antibiotics,...
  • Tue, 18/04/2017 - 10:05
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    Exaggerated fear-reactions are associated with injurious flying, smothering, feather pecking and other events that compromise animal welfare in laying hens. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that chicks with access to litter during...
  • Fri, 24/03/2017 - 09:46
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    New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan. The findings have important implications in the challenge towards...
  • Mon, 06/03/2017 - 07:30
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    A West Sussex egg farm has not taken any chances with its chickens and the current scare of bird flu, so it is taking advantage of the latest laser technology to protect its birds.  Orchard Eggs in West Sussex is not taking any chances with its...
  • Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:55
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    Andrew Homer finds quail both productive and fascinating. Here he covers some basic essentials for anyone interested in keeping quail. Have you ever dreamt of keeping chickens for eggs but just don’t have the room, or wanted to keep something...

Poultry - Case Studies

Stephen Frankel specialises in producing meat from high-husbandry rare breeds on his farm Carhart Mill near Wadebridge, Cornwall. An advocate of the...
Andrew Ingram, a farmer from Oxfordshire, installed one of the first on-farm solar PV systems in England. Importantly he was one of the first of a...
Elywyn Griffiths is a poultry farmer in Shropshire. He has installed a rainwater harvesting and filtration system with a capacity to create 300...