Welcome to New England Bantam Club poultry shows

Welcome to New England Bantam Club poultry shows

Welcome to New England Bantam Club poultry showsWelcome to New England Bantam Club poultry shows

Grand Champion of Show Spring 2019  Black Old English  by Bob Boisvert

About Us

About us


We are a community of poultry breeders, owners, fanciers, enthusiasts based organization focused on helping to continue the hobby of raising and exhibiting  poultry.   With the help of our tireless volunteers, we organize 2 poultry shows,  educational seminars, a monthly newsletter,  fundraisers, and work with various youth groups.   We welcome new members and you do not have to own any birds to be a part of this exciting hobby.   

  • History
    The New England Bantam Club is one of the oldest clubs specifically for Bantam chickens and ducks. Founded in April 1931 under the name of Old Colony Bantam Club of Brockton, the first members, 45 of them, met in the back room of a pet store in Brockton. In October of the same year the name was officially changed to New England Bantam Club and plans were underway for the first show. At one point in the 50's there were over 275 members in the club. Membership declined as farms were sold for development in the 1960-80s and by the mid 80’s membership was down to only 60-70 members. However, renewed interest in back yard poultry and club outreach to other New England states has once again expanded membership.
    Currently, the club hosts two shows a year; one in the spring and another in November. While primarily a bantam club, shows include  bantam chickens, large chickens, all waterfowl,  and turkeys.  You do not have to be a member to show with us.  In addition the club hosts swap meets and educational seminars at various locations thru out the year.  
    The club also meets several times a year for a combination of business, education, and social meetings. The subject of conversation varies from flock management, hatching, brooding, housing exhibition, use of medications, and breeding.
    The club publishes 10 newsletters a year, covering club business, poultry related events, articles on raising poultry and stories from our members and others. 

Get Involved


Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 


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NOTE:  $15 membership is for email copy newsletters (in color).   Mailed copies of newsletters are available at a cost of $ 20 per year (black and white) . We are dedicated to improving and promoting the Poultry  hobby through shows, educational seminars,  and  support of youth groups. Your membership or contribution today helps us make a difference.