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Beginning Your Chicken Keeping

Beginning Your Chicken Keeping

 

         
 

A Morning Course 

  The Basics of Chicken Keeping  
       

 

Discussing chicken keeping. Learn about the pleasures and perils of keeping hens in your garden, their suitability as pets and the joys of having your own fresh free-range eggs.

A follow-on course is held in the afternoon, covering caring for your chickens. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch.

   
         
         
         

 

Course Programme:
3 hours, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

What To Expect:

 
 

 

1. All About Chickens
An introduction, background and characteristics

2. Getting Started - Choosing Your Chickens
A hen or cockerel, breeds of chicken, size, looks and eggs

3. Getting Started - Your Set Up
Housing and equipment, run space, flooring and bedding

4. Caring For Your Hens
Feed, routine care, daily feed requirements and treats


Why not book on our afternoon caring for your chickens course and recieve a complimentary lunch?

 

An informal morning spent with others interested in chicken keeping.
Our courses are limited to small groups and you will gain a wealth of information from a highly experienced chicken keeper. There is also a chance to see a sample of the different housing, hens and equipment available, and you will receive a useful pack of course notes to take away.

Refreshments will be provided, including tea, coffee and cake.

Parking is available at the entrance to our farm and our training room is just a short walk down our track.

What To Bring:

Just bring yourself, confirmation of your booking, a notebook and any questions you may have.

If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

 
         
         
         
 

Course Tutor:
Jason Weller

 

Jason Weller

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Jason is the co-owner and runs Mantel Farm with Kerry. When Jason is on the farm he can usually be found either caring for the animals or carrying out his latest building project. As well as becoming our expert in chicken care, writing regular articles for the home farmer magazine and holding training courses, he also makes our chicken enclosures, designing and installing runs in customers' gardens, coming up with a layout that will work well in each and every garden or smallholding.

         

 


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