Welcome to the Valley Hatchery Community Coop!
Explore the World of Poultry Beyond Our Hatchery
At Valley Hatchery, we believe in fostering a thriving poultry community that extends beyond our gates. The Community Coop is your go-to resource hub, connecting you with a vibrant network of clubs, associations, and fellow poultry enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned breeder or a curious beginner, here you’ll find a wealth of information and links to external resources, including expert clubs, educational associations, and businesses offering unique services and products that complement what we do. Dive into our curated collection and expand your poultry passion with the broader community!
A collection of online poultry discussion platforms where enthusiasts share tips, stories, and advice.
- BackYard Chickens: BackyardChickens (BYC) is recognized as a great resource for individuals looking to own chickens, providing a dynamic open forum for poultry enthusiasts to engage and learn from each other.
Clubs & Associations
A directory of local and national poultry clubs and associations for networking, breed development & conservancy.
- Ameraucana Breeders Club: Join us at the Ameraucana Breeders Club, devoted to improving and breeding Ameraucana chickens. Their site offers expert guidance and resources, and as a proud member, Valley Hatchery is thrilled to be a part of this community.
- American Bantam Association: Explore the American Bantam Association, a dynamic national organization dedicated to supporting bantam breeders and promoting the breeding and exhibiting of bantam poultry.
- American Poultry Association: Visit the American Poultry Association for comprehensive resources, standards, and networking opportunities in the world of poultry breeding and showing.
- FFA: Connect with the Future Farmers of America (FFA) to empower youth through agricultural education, leadership, and community-building opportunities.
- The Livestock Conservancy: Visit The Livestock Conservancy for valuable insights into America’s endangered heritage breeds and support the crucial mission to protect these rare livestock and poultry varieties.
- 4-H: Explore the 4-H program for a range of educational activities, including poultry projects, that foster youth development and community engagement.
Browse our curated selection of poultry-related publications, featuring a variety of newspapers and magazines dedicated to the world of poultry.
- Backyard Poultry: Visit Backyard Poultry Magazine for a wealth of resources, both in print and online, covering everything from chickens and ducks to quail and turkeys, perfect for backyard enthusiasts raising flocks for eggs, meat, show, or simply for the joy of it.
- Poultry Press: Explore Poultry Press, a newspaper focused on the art of breeding, raising, conditioning, and showing purebred exhibition poultry.
Browse our Health Resources hub for essential external sites offering comprehensive poultry health information, including detailed care guides, helpful tips, and professional veterinary advice.
- Chicken Symptom Checker: Explore Poultry DVM’s Chicken Symptom Checker, a convenient tool to assist in diagnosing and addressing health issues in your chickens.
- Valley Hatchery Blog: Explore Valley Hatchery’s blog for a wealth of health-related poultry resources, providing essential care tips, health advice, and the latest updates for maintaining the well-being of your flock.
Fun and educational resources for kids, including games, learning materials, and interactive poultry-related activities.
- Heritage Chickens Coloring Book: Discover the Livestock Conservancy’s Heritage Breed Chickens Coloring Book, a beautifully crafted educational PDF, perfect for learning about these unique breeds in a fun and interactive way.
- Incredible Egg Curriculum: Explore the ‘The Incredible Egg’ curriculum by Oregon State University 4-H Extension Service, an outstanding resource for 4th and 5th grade teachers, integrating chick embryology into math, science, and language arts lessons.