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Chicken Keeping Courses

Our Chicken Keeping Courses Details

Due to UK wide Coronavirus restrictions we are not running chicken keeping courses at the moment. Courses will restart as soon as the situation has improved.

As we have gained a great deal of knowledge over the years, we know how time consuming and difficult it is to get to grips with all the conflicting – and frankly confusing – information out on “tinterweb” 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 hearsay 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.

Why do I need to take a chicken keeping course

Burning questions we will answer and many many more besides…

  • How difficult can it be? Avoid the pitfalls that can make your chickens sick.
  • How much does it cost to keep chickens?
  • Is there a restriction on keeping hens in the garden?
  • Will it take up too much of my time?
  • Which is the best time-saving equipment?
  • How do I know when my birds are happy or ill?
  • How to source healthy chickens and how to avoid scammers.
  • Differences between egg chickens and meat chickens
  • The correct way to hold a chicken – you will get very hands-on!!
  • Can I sell my eggs?
  • How to avoid predators and keep your chickens safe.
  • Will I need to keep a cockerel? How to spot one a mile off.
  • Lots of other tips and tricks to help you save time and money.

We answer all these questions and hundreds more on our friendly and informative Chicken Keeping Courses. The course will actually save you money, rather than you picking equipment that will be totally useless 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!

How long do our courses last?

Our courses last over 3 hours (yes really!) and include plenty of delicious home-made refreshments such as freshly brewed tea and coffee and some yummy cakes. We keep the numbers small so you get all our attention. Our aim is for you to become as enthusiastic as we are about these wonderfully entertaining creatures. We provide you with an information pack to refer back to when you are home.

Very often we are told by attendees that they didn’t realise how much they would learn despite some of them doing a lot of research beforehand. Our courses do pack a lot in but we try to make it as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

How often do we run our courses?

We run our regular chicken keeping courses throughout the year, however, if you cannot attend one of our scheduled dates, we will run a special course for two of you. Let us know if you have a specific date in mind and we can probably fit you in.

Please ask us for details via our contact page.

How much does it cost?

It costs £42.50 for one person but if you book for more than one, we offer a reduction to £40 per person as the information pack can be shared.

How to book

Book here or below for our latest courses. NB:The booking link sometimes takes a short while to load below. Choose your preferred date and proceed. Your shopping bag icon is on the top right of the screen.

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

Please note that our 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”, so that you can confidently pass on your newly gained knowledge to any youngsters when you return home.