Back your Backyard Poultry
Join the growing community of backyard poultry keepers, veterinarians, and scientists working together to improve the health and welfare of New Zealand’s backyard poultry populations.
A large number of households in New Zealand keep small numbers of backyard poultry for companionship, breeding, showing, and/or organic eggs. We know that it can be difficult for you to find trusted, independent advice on how to keep your birds healthy as well as what you should do and where you should go when they get sick.
The Poultry Intel project aims to engage with backyard poultry keepers to learn more about the challenges you face and how we can work together to develop resources that will help you provide the best possible care for your birds.
Are you a New Zealand resident over 18 years of age who owns at least one backyard bird (including chickens, ducks, turkey, geese, or quail)?
Phase 1 of the Poultry Intel project runs from 10 May to 15 June 2022. We need your help to show that you and other backyard poultry keepers are keen to help develop a national poultry information-sharing platform. We also need to know what features you would like on it. If there is enough interest, we have the funding for Phase 2, where we put your ideas into action! Check out the different ways to get involved below. With each completed activity, you can enter a raffle prize draw for one of five $100 Prezzy cards.
1. register to join the poultry intel community
Number of Registered Backyard Poultry Keepers
Last updated 6th June 2022 8:00am
2. Have Your Say On Creating This Website
3. Share how you approach Preventive care
4. Tell Us About Your Concerns When Treating Sick Birds
5. Chat with us about your New chooks
Keep up-to-date with what we are learning about backyard poultry populations in New Zealand through the Poultry Intel project.