Hosted by Jodie & Nigel
Type: Chicken Keeping Course - Beginner
Date: Sat 26 May 2012
Time: 11:30 - 13:00
Wheelchair Access: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Child Friendly: Yes
Rating: - 9 reviews
Our introductory course offers an opportunity for you to see how chicken keeping fits into daily family life! This session is designed as an introduction to keeping chickens and there will be ample opportunity to ask your own questions over tea and cake. While you're with us we'll aim to cover:
1) The best place to put your chickens and how to protect them from wily foxes
2) Daily care for your chickens
3) How to hold and handle a chicken (if you can catch one!)
4) Knowing a healthy chicken and keeping those bugs away
5) What to feed you chickens
6) Eggs and laying
The majority of the course takes place outside so please come suitably dressed, we recommend wellies and a raincoat. The hosts of this course accept no responsibility for any loss or injury while on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.
Hello we are Jodie and Nigel and we live on a smallholding just outside Solihull.
We love having chickens. They all have their own personalities and supply us with eggs and fertiliser for our fruit and veg! Our chickens are great company, following us around or greeting us every day in the hope that we have some treats (i.e. the odd grape!). Once you've had chickens it's hard to imagine life without them.
Our son adores the chickens and happily takes on much of the day to day care. Its important to us that it teaches him where food comes from and the rewards that small scale self sufficiency can bring. After years of buying organic free range eggs we now love collecting our own every morning.
We currently have around 15 chickens of varying breeds, hens & cockerels and various ages. We are always looking to add to our flock!
If you have a specific question about this course, you can contact the host by clicking the button below. If you have a general question about chicken, bees or rabbits, you can contact our experts here