What We Do2018-09-21T21:17:30+00:00

We talk online

The google group, saltspringpoultry.com, is a busy discussion forum where all members can ask for help with problems, advertise their surplus birds and keep up to date with local poultry events. New members will be added to this list.

We meet in person

Our usual meeting place is the Farmers Institute where we hold educational events with guest speakers. Sometimes we meet at members’ homes or at off island venues. Our biggest public event is at the Fall Fair where the Poultry Barn is decorated and filled with a display of a huge variety of chickens and more.

See our calendar below for upcoming events!

We hatch

The Club owns several incubators and will rent space in them to members for a fee of $10 a dozen for any species. One incubator, operated by Tim Harvey, e-mail, is reserved for ducks and geese. The Sportsman and Hovabator incubators, operated by Danielle Osieck, email, are available for all other poultry species. When not needed for group projects the Hovabator can be borrowed for $10 a month. It must be returned clean and ready for the next use.

We sell our products

Many Club members sell eggs at their farm gate. Some also sell meat chickens or other poultry meat. To find a source near you check the map HERE.

We work together on projects

We help set up and take down the Fall Fair display in September. Contact Michael Hogan to volunteer.

We arrange joint purchases of fertile eggs, chicks and point of lay hens to simplify transport and keep costs down.

We are planning greater self-sufficiency in laying hen production in the future by keeping breeding flocks of the most popular and productive breeds here on Salt Spring.

In summer 2018 two families placed orders with True North Hatchery for Barred Rock chicks. Next spring there will be fertile eggs to hatch in Club incubators. These birds are from the Gilmar line and are the best available dual purpose chickens in this region.

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