Caring for your Chickens

Caring For Your Chickens


An Afternoon Course



A practical and theory session. The more you handle your chickens the more friendly they become. Some people plan to spend a lot of time with their hens and others simply like to know how to handle them should it become necessary. This course is aimed at all chicken keepers wishing to feel confident that they can carry out a basic health check, caring for and handling their hens in the correct way.

A beginners course is also held in the morning, introducing chicken keeping. 



Course Programme:
3 hours, 1.30pm - 4.30pm


What To Expect:



1. Possible Perils of Poultry Keeping
A classroom session discussing detailed info regarding the most common pests and diseases and how to identify, protect and treat your birds in the most practical way.  Also covering the most likely chicken predators focusing on keeping your flock safe from the fox - the number one enemy.

2. Handling your hens
A practical session demonstrating how to catch a chicken, hold and inspect for fleas and lice, clipping wings, claws and beaks and handling techniques for other treatments.

3. Questions and Answers
A general session over tea and coffee to cover individual and specific issues.

Why not also book on our morning basics of chicken keeping ?


An informal afternoon 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 homemade 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 are also attending the morning course, please bring a packed lunch.


Cancellation Policy:

To ensure all attendees get the best experience from their training we only run our courses in small groups. 

We therefore have to operate with a strict cancellation policy:  Refunds or booking transfers are not given for cancellations made within 2 weeks of the course.  If a cancellation is made with more than 2 weeks notice but within 6 weeks of the course date then we will try to re-sell your tickets if we are successful then a refund will be issued for the full amount less a £10 administration fee.  If a cancellation is made with more than 6 weeks notice then a full refund will be issued.


Course Tutors:  

An introduction to each of our tutors


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