The Domestic Fowl Trust exists to encourage the keeping of poultry & help new owners discover the joys of having their own hens.
The Domestic Fowl Trust, established in 1976 began as a small-scale endeavour dedicated to promoting the welfare and conservation of domestic poultry breeds. Initially operating from a farm in Honeybourne, Worcestershire, the Trusts passion for preserving rare and heritage poultry breeds led them to create a hub for enthusiasts, breeders, and those interested in poultry keeping.
Over the years, the Trust expanded its scope, becoming a renowned “go-to” place for poultry keepers, offering comprehensive guidance on poultry care, breeding, and conservation. Their commitment to preserving genetic diversity within poultry species gained recognition, attracting collaborations with experts and enthusiasts across the UK.
As their reputation grew, so did their offerings. The Trust began supplying a huge variety of poultry feeds, coops, healthcare products and essential equipment to support poultry enthusiasts in their endeavours.
Throughout its evolution, the Domestic Fowl Trust maintained its core mission of advocating for the well-being and conservation of domestic poultry.
Today, based near Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, the Domestic Fowl Trust stands tall as a cornerstone of support for backyard poultry keepers across the UK. Seamlessly blending passion with practicality, they provide a plethora of essential poultry keeping goods: top-notch feeds, premium bedding, specialised equipment, healthcare products, treats and top notch advice. Their own coop designs, handmade in UK, cater to the unique needs of pet chickens, ensuring both comfort and safety.
The Trust offers general chicken keeping advice via it's website and on the phone. However please note that while the trust staff have a huge amount of knowledge about poultry, it is illegal in the UK for anyone other than a qualified vet to offer veterinary advice, diagnosis or recomend treatment for a specific animal or bird. If you are worried about the health of your birds you should always consult your local suitably qualified vet.
Domesticated poultry (that is ducks, geese, chickens, quail, guinea fowl etc) are farmed livestock, reared for the primary purpose of supplying food for humans. The Domestic Fow Trust is based at Bell Brook Farm, which is a working farm and registered with DEFRA & APHA. Bell Brook Farm & the Domestic Fowl Trust is not a visitor attraction.