Chicken Keeping Courses

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become your own chicken Keeping expert –

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Our Chicken Keeping Courses Details

Due to UK wide Coronavirus restrictions we are not running our face-to-face chicken keeping courses at the moment. HOWEVER—we have produced an online version which went live on the 1st December 2020 – see below. Face to face courses will restart as soon as the situation has improved.

Why do I need to take a chicken keeping course?

If you want to learn how to look after chickens and you also enjoy gaining new skills, then we have a chicken keeping course for you. It can help you gain all the knowledge that is necessary to make your new hobby a pleasant and stress-free experience. It’s always wise to act on any new venture from a position of knowledge and keeping chickens is no different. We aim to help you learn how to care for chickens and believe our courses will give you a very solid foundation to give you that all-important confidence boost.

Reading books and browsing the internet can only go so far before you think that you’re “drowning” in unsubstantiated opinion and conflicting comment. If you love chickens, you will do both you, and your chickens, a huge favour by becoming skilled in chicken husbandry and care.

We have answers to many many questions – even those you never thought you needed to ask! These courses are literally a treasure trove of chicken information.

  • How difficult can it be? Avoid the pitfalls that can make your chickens sick
  • Choosing the right equipment that will save you precious time and money – get it right first time
  • Correct feeding and care of your chickens – to keep them in tip-top health – and not killing them with kindness
  • How to source and spot healthy chickens – learn when you should walk away from a sale
  • Know when it is essential to visit a vet. Save on vet visits when you can safely treat at home instead
  • Avoid scammers who could sell you cockerels – be able to spot one a mile off
  • Techniques for how to spot a sick chicken, before its too late to help
  • Learn under which circumstances a vet is required or when self-help is effective
  • Avoiding predators – take your chickens off the take-away menu
  • Best way to tackle pest and parasite control
  • The laws you need to know
  • Who can you sell eggs to, and where
  • Learn how chickens tick (inside and out) and know how they communicate
  • Be amazed at what you thought you knew – but didn’t
  • Prepare to see chickens and other birds in a whole new light
  • All this and much much more…..

We answer all these questions and literally hundreds more. The course will actually save you money, as you can avoid choosing equipment that will be totally useless or even a burden to you. We have made all the silly AND expensive mistakes, so you won’t have to! As with any pet, if you don’t get the basics right, it can turn into a stressful or expensive experience – or BOTH!

Chickens are a complete joy to own. Enhance that joy by being a knowledgeable and skilled keeper

We offer the most comprehensive chicken keeping course on the internet.

Choose an actual expert to guide you

As we have gained a great deal of expertise over the years, we know how time consuming and difficult it is to get to grips with all the hearsay – and frankly confusing – “information” out on “tinterweb”. Social media is teaming with dangerous drivel regarding how to look after chickens in your garden. There is literally stacks of information to learn about chickens. Our chicken keeping courses are designed to help you cut through all the misinformation and contradiction on the internet, therefore, you will be up and running with your hens as fast, and efficiently as possible. You don’t have to trawl the internet, because the easiest and quickest way to learn how to keep chickens is to get trained by experts – us. It is so easy to become your own chicken expert with our help.

What types of Courses Do we run

We are currently offering two courses but we have plans for more. An Advanced course in chicken keeping is on the drawing board and an Incubation and Chicken Rearing Course is due in Spring 2021. Our current offerings are below.

BRAND NEW – Online Chicken Keeping Course -with Immediate Access

As of 1st December 2020 we sky-rocketed chicken keeping into the 21st Century. We launched an online version of our popular chicken keeping course. Due to Covid we have had to re-think what we do and consequently how we do it. So we have decided to go national to offer the benefit of our experience to as wide a base as possible by offering an online version.

The online course is able to cover much more depth as we do not have the same time constraints as with a face-to-face course. We have used a professional learning management system like colleges and universities use to ensure that the ease of navigation and quality of content delivery is as good as it can be.

We like to think we have done ourselves (and you) proud with this professionally produced course and we guarantee that you will find out things that you never knew you didn’t know!!

There is nothing stopping you from enjoying the benefits of this course from the comfort of your own home AND at your own pace.

The Cost is £35 Per Student

How long does the course Last

Sit down and relax while having a leisurely cup of coffee and take each lesson. There are 18 in all which will take roughly about an hour each. The course is broken down into bite sized chunks.

Quizzes along the way will test your increasing knowledge and reinforce your skill level.

How often do we run the course

The online course is “open all hours” as they say. You can start at any time. You get immediate access after checkout.

You have access to the course at your leisure for 3 months from your payment date.

In-House
Chicken Keeping Course

We have been running these courses for over 10 years and have taught many students, vets included. We find them an enjoyable experience and it gives you the opportunity to enjoy the company of other potential chicken keepers. These are usually quite lively courses and we certainly love doing them. If you can travel to Cheshire to take this half day course then you will enjoy it, but if not, then you may want to consider the online version.

We cover the same ground as the online version but there is the additional aspect of instant feedback with student questions along the way. You also get to handle chickens in the way that is not possible with our online version.
This course includes light refreshments and a full set of course notes to take away with you.

Please note we are not running the face to face courses at the moment due to Covid as it not safe for us – or you – to do so.

The Cost for this course is £42.50 per Student
or £80 for 2 as you can share notes

How long does the course last

The face to face course lasts 3-4 hours (yes really). We have crammed a lot in to make sure you get your moneys-worth

There is also a practical hands-on element where we handle and examine chickens themselves.

How often do we run the courses

We normally run these a couple of times a month, dates are posted on website, but we are keeping a mailing list just for course enquiries should you wish to be informed when one is scheduled.

We can also run them on a day to suit you if you wish for a minimum of 2 guests. Something to consider if you can’t make any scheduled dates.

How to book

If you need to ask further questions before booking please ask us via our Contact Form here

Please note that our in-house version courses cover a lot of stuff and are not suitable for children under 14. We find that children tend to get too fidgety and upset the other participants. We give our attendees plenty of “training”. This means that you can confidently pass on your newly gained knowledge to any youngsters when you return home. The online version can of course be a family affair but they are all aimed at adults.

Simply book by clicking the buttons above – or below. You can also book by going to our web shop page and choosing the course from there.

What Others Have Said

Outstanding Course
By: Keith Le Poidevin

The online Hedgerow Henporium chicken keeping course is an absolute must for anyone like me who just weeks ago had no idea how to keep chickens or knew anything about them. Hedgerow have changed all that with this course. If you are serious about keeping chickens, spend your first £35 on this course. The information gained will set you up and give you confidence to begin looking after your chickens in an informed and enjoyable way. The course is a mini encyclopaedia of information, which is easy to follow through text, diagram, sound and video with a quiz at the end of each section to check your learning.


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