Hosted by Clare Taylor
Type: Chicken Keeping Course - Beginner
Date: Sun 08 Jul 2012
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
Rating: - 30 reviews
Ideal for a complete novice who is embarking on their chicken keeping career, this excellent course provides you with all the information that you will need to purchase both chickens and housing with confidence (plus view all Omlet housing), day to day maintenance, feeding, health checks and how to handle your chickens.
* Learn how to pick a suitable garden spot
* Day to day maintenance required to keep chickens
* How to feed your chickens
* How to hold a chicken
* See samples of the colours that the Omlet housing comes in
* And of course you can ask lots of questions
* Get a bulging goody bag and a compre-HEN-sive set of notes
Chicken handling and cake eating are compulsory (although not at the same time!), and you will get plenty of opportunities to ask questions as the course is steered by your requirements.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the yard (Cotswold Chickens) directly should you have any further queries.
** If you book onto the next advanced course while you're at the yard (on the day) you will receive £5 off the cost of the advanced course**
Please note that the yard is the Omlet UK stockist, so you will be able to pre-order your housing and purchase all the other necessities to take home with you when you attend your course.
*Boring small print: please note that this course is not suitable for children under the age of 12; due to high demand for places, all those attending must have a pre-booked and paid place. The hosts of this course accept no responsibility for any loss or injury whilst on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.
My daughter and I live in a terraced Victorian house close to the centre of Banbury in Oxfordshire, we don't have much land, just a long, thin garden, so the Eglu and Cube provide the perfect solution to keeping a flock of a dozen pure breed bantams at home.
They have joined our menagerie of 2 lurchers, 2 bunnies (in a pet version of the eglu), 2 cats... oh, and a few thousand worms in the wormery.
I always wanted to keep my own hens; my Italian grandparents kept hens for eggs and meat, so growing my own eggs appealed to me. My daughter is a real eco-warrior - and loves to helpo out with them all.
I present the Omlet courses from the Cotswold Chickens yard (www.cotswoldchickens.com) as there is so much more room and better facilities than at home.
My Beginners Hen Parties will tell how easy it is to keep hens in a suburban environment and on a limited budget. You'll be able to play with an eglu and a cube to your heart's content, take them apart and investigate; the course includes what to look for when buying a hen, how to check your chickens' health and hen cuddling is obligatory!
Both courses include a bulging goodie bag, with freebies and a compreHENsive set of illustrated course notes; tea, coffee, soft drinks and homemade cakes are provided
My advanced courses cover poultry husbandry and health issues as well as chicken physiology, symptoms, what to look for, how to do a health check and when to treat at home/when to refer to the vet.
The yard has facilities for disabled users, ample parking, public toilet and a shop brimming with chickeny goodies. Please contact the yard for any further details 01608 683912
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