March 2017

Tip of the Week


Now is the last opportunity to treat scaley leg mite in your older birds in time for the winter shows. Birds are moulting in autumn and they do not only replace their old worn feathers with new ones but also the scales on their legs and feet.

The best method we are aware of is using teat salve (also known as udder cream). Have a look at our November 2016 newsletter for details (see NEWS).

Petroleum jelly does the job, too, and so do many other sticky salves and creams but these may need 2 or 3 applications, depending on the severity of the infestation.

Pecking Order Movie

The movie we’ve all been waiting for will open in cinemas around New Zealand on May 18th, 2017!

Watch the trailer:

Follow the team at Pecking Order on facebook:

#Pecking Order

In the lead-up to the film’s release, the team at Pecking OrderĀ  will publish facts about poultry and the members of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club on a regular basis so don’t forget to check on the fb page #Pecking Order at least twice per week!



Next Meeting

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month except January. During daylight saving our meetings start at 8pm, otherwise start time is 7.30pm. Meetings are held at the clubrooms at 294 Blenheim Road (Table Tennis Canterbury Stadium, just opposite the Big Red Shed).

Everyone Welcome!

Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club

P O Box 8436


Christchurch 8440

Upcoming meeting dates:

August 14, 7.30pm

September 11, 7.30pm

October 9, 8pm (Annual General Meeting)

November 13, 8pm

December 11, 8pm

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