ABARES – The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Science website is the science and economics research division of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. It offers extensive research and economic information about Australian poultry farming, production and consumption.


AllAboutFeed.net is a Dutch-based site covering the global feed industry. It includes discussion forums and blogs.

Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC)

The Animal Health and Production Compendium (AHPC) is a time-saving encyclopaedia, interactive database that draws together scientific information on all aspects of animal health and production. It includes information on diseases, breeds, nutrition, husbandry and treatment of livestock and poultry.

Australian Agriculture and Natural Resources Online (AANRO)

AANRO is an integrated knowledge discovery tool for agriculture and natural resources.

Australian Chicken Meat Federation

Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) provides poultry recipes, nutritional database, chicken and the environment, history of the chicken meat industry in Australia, industry facts and figures, photo gallery.

Australian Eggs Limited

Australian Eggs provides information on the Australian egg industry.

Australian Poultry Forum

Australian Poultry Forum is an online forum dedicated to all backyard poultry breeders.

Backyard Poultry

Backyard Poultry is a site dedicated to promoting and preserving backyard poultry keeping throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Bellsouth Poultry Equipment

Bellsouth provide poultry management products including incubators, feeders, drinkers, candlers, brooders and much, much more…

They have also released an app called ‘Hatchabatch’ which is a free resource for tracking egg incubation for information and educational use (Hatchabatch app on Google Play Hatchabatch app on iTunes)

Chicken Keeping Secrets

Chicken Keeping Secrets offers a free chicken keeping newsletter which will teach you the fine art of raising & keeping healthy, productive, egg laying chickens in your own backyard or on the farm.

Egg Nutrition Council (ENC)

ENC provides detailed information about eggs, nutrition and food safety (including Avian Influenza) for healthcare professionals. 

Farming Ahead

Farming Ahead is a website designed to provide unique, exceptional and independent agricultural information and services.

Farmstyle Australia

Farmstyle Australia is a FREE online community for small and hobby farmers to learn everything about farming. They have a section dedicated to poultry and have books available for purchase.

Feathered Families

Feathered Families is an online resource developed by the International Poultry Breeders Association, which was established to give poultry breeders of all breeds of feathered fowl a way of organising and maintaining a record of ancestral breeding.

FeatherSite – The Poultry Page

FeatherSite – The Poultry Page is an on-line zoological garden of domestic poultry, including photos, video and information about various breeds of fowl, such as chickens, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, peafowl, pigeons, and turkeys. Various wildfowl are also included.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

GEISHA (Gallus Expression In Situ Hybridization Analysis)

GEISHA is the online repository of in situ hybridization and corresponding metadata for genes expressed in the chicken embryo during the first six days of development. It is a public resource funded by the National Institutes of Health, USA.

Incredible Egg

Incredible Egg is an American Egg Board initiative which focuses on the promotion of healthy eating and community benefit programs.

Just Answer

Just Answer – Ask a Bird Veterinary Question, Get an Answer. (American site)

Merck Veterinary Manual

The Merck Veterinary Manual has a section dedicated to Poultry.

Planet Poultry

Planet Poultry offers advice on backyard poultry keeping, including breeding and showing poultry. Includes a poultry store and forum.


PoultryMed.com contains information on poultry diseases.

Poultry Digest

Poultry Digest (est. 1985) is a source of information to the layer (egg) and broiler chicken meat industries in Australia and New Zealand. The magazine (including online subscription version) covers new technologies plus scientific and equipment advances that contribute to increasing productivity while managing costs.


PoultryOne helps small-scale farmers and backyard hobbyists discover the joys of raising poultry. (American site)


Poultryworld.net is a Dutch-based site covering the global poultry industry. It includes discussion forums, blogs and a newsletter.


PubMed is the US National Library of Medicine’s database of millions of citations from journals back to the 1950s (includes links to full text articles and other related resources).

Rare Breeds Trust of Australia

Rare Breeds Trust of Australia are a voluntary run group, the principal purpose of the Trust is to protect and encourage the conservation and breeding of endangered domestic farm livestock in Australia to ensure their survival worldwide.

Rare Poultry Breeders Association of Australia

Rare Poultry Breeders Association of Australia promotes rare breeds and rare colour varieties of pure bred domestic fowl.

The Australian Farming Virtual Library – Poultry

The Australian Farming Virtual Library – Poultry is a free poultry information service for members of the international poultry industry, educational institutions and the general public. 

The Poultry Keeper

The Poultry Keeper is an independent UK-based site for keepers of poultry and includes discussion forums.


The Poultry Site is a UK-based global hub for information on Poultry and includes discussion forums.


Thinkegg.com is an interactive website developed by the International Egg Commission. Available in over 10 languages the aim is to provide a platform for recipe ideas, egg facts & industry related news. 

Virtual Chicken

Virtual Chicken is a 3-D animation of the reproductive system of a hen, showing the formation of an egg as it passes through the oviduct. Viewers will see and explore the oviduct and follow the path of the egg.

Watt AgNet

Watt AgNet – US-based sites linking business audiences with extensive information resources, including email newsletters, market data and several print publications. This site merged with AnimalAgNet which is a social network for animal agribusiness worldwide, featuring blogs and forum focussed on poultry production.

World Health Organisation (WHO): avian influenza

WHO has a site including links to news, reports and events related to avian influenza.


Zootecnica International is a monthly journal specialised in Poultry Science and Breeding Technology. (American site)