Hosted by Karen Marsh
Type: Chicken Keeping Course - Beginner
Date: Sun 10 Jun 2012
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Wheelchair Access: No
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
Rating: - 6 reviews
This course is aimed at anyone new keeping chickens and will give you the confidence to start on a very rewarding (and addictive!) hobby.
The topics covered include
- choosing your chickens
- choosing your housing
- feeding your chickens
- eggs - what to expect
- health and hygiene
- getting into a general routine
- handling your chickens (practical hands-on session)
- and lots more....
There are lots of chances for discussion and questions over tea/coffee and home-made cakes, and opportunities to hand-feed and hold chickens should you wish. You can also compare a traditional wooden coop with an Eglu and see different set-ups that will give you ideas for your own chickens.
You will receive a goody bag, freshly laid eggs (subject to availability!) and a set of comprehensive course notes.
I have been keeping chickens for years, and have experience of pure breeds, hybrids and ex-battery hens, as well as hatching. I have accumulated a lot of knowledge and tips which I love to pass on and share with new owners. I used to teach science and IT, and then I qualified as a dog behaviourist and trainer and began teaching dog training courses. People found out I keep chickens and began asking questions, so it seemed a natural step to begin running chicken keeping courses. I actually live in an older detached bungalow in a residential area with 2 dogs, 2 cats and a rabbit, as well as my 13 chickens, so you can see how chickens work in a "normal" garden within a busy family life!
This course is aimed at anyone new to keeping chickens and will give you the confidence to start on a very rewarding (and addictive!) hobby. However, even if you have kept some hens for a while you will also benefit from the course as it provides helpful tips on making hen keeping easier.
The hostess of this course accepts no responsibility for any loss or injury while on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.
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