5 Out of 5 Stars (Based on 37 reviews)
Janet is amazing. Her infectious personality and detailed information and genuine interest in how to help you was wonderful. There is very little to say that hasn't been said in other reviews - the course covered so much more than I could have wished for. If you are even in the very early stages of thinking of chickens then do yourself a favour, skip those 300 hours on the internet you are about to spend and go for this 3.5 hour course where you will learn the good the bad and the ugly about chickens (nothing about is really ugly - just the diseases) with someone who has a wealth of knowledge and is open to share any new information that she has learned. Janet is a true expert in chickens. Above everything else she is really good at helping to show you how to make things work with your situation. I highly recommend her chickens for beginners course and hope that in future I can go on a course with her again to help me become even more confident when I have chickens!
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I cannot do better than to paste in part of the the text of an e-mail that I have just sent to Jan:
"Jacky and I really enjoyed the course and found it invaluable in 'educating us' in the intricacies of poultry management. We're now in a much better position to make informed decisions so your course met our objectives perfectly.
We much appreciated your hospitality, your infectious enthusiasm, your knowledge base - and your wonderful cake!"
Having spent the day with Janet yesterday I can only endorse all of the glowing testimonials she has already received for her chicken keeping course. Janet shares the love, passion and enthusiasm she has for her hobby and her hens in a constructive and balanced way. The course was a mixture of information and practical 'hand-ons' experience and Janet was able to respond to all questions; the homemade scones and cake are not to be missed
I have been debating keeping chickens for about a year, and am about another year away from getting some. I wanted a chicken keeping 101 course and I wasn't disappointed. Janet is very frank about what has and hasn't worked for her, and is absolutely barmy about chickens. If you really want to know the nitty gritty about chicken keeping, then this course is for you.
I don't have a sweet tooth so didn't sample Janet's baking, but I'm sure it's as good as her chicken keeping.
Having deliberated chicken keeping for a few years, I wish that I had come upon Janet's chicken keeping course for beginners sooner.
All our queries about type and size of housing and run, where to put it, and what could possibly go wrong (who knew that they could get so many bugs and diseases!) and of course a hands on pick up and demo of health checking etc.
The tea and homemade cakes were not only delicious but very welcome on the bitter cold February day.
Many thanks Janet for ensuring we are so well informed at the beginning of our new adventure.
I can only endorse all of the glowing testimonials Jan has already received for her chicken keeping course. Her love of this hobby and her hens is infectious and the information provided is invaluable. Jan knew the answer to every single question we threw at her! I must admit I did attend the course with quite a naive and romantic idea of owning chickens so to hear all the things that may go wrong and how to prevent them is fantastic!! On a personal level, the warming cup of homemade soup Jan provided for us on this biting cold February day was very much appreciated......
My husband and I have just attended a course with Janet. Her knowledge and passion shines through - she was able to answer every question and provided very useful theoretical and practical advice on all aspects of chicken keeping. I would recommend this course to anyone considering having chickens. The course is well structured, interesting and enlightening.
I attended the beginners chicken keeping course on a freezing, February day and was so glad that I did..Jan was fabulous. The course was structured in such a way that you were not over loaded with information but given, clear concise information on all aspects of keeping chickens as a beginner - And this was followed up with an email the same day with a summary of all that had been covered..It was fabulous and I cannot recommend Jan highly enough...
Ps..the homemade scones were amazing and I took half a dozen eggs away with me..eggs were perfect..from happy hens...thank you Jan
My husband and myself attended Janet's course at beginning of Oct. because we were interested with the idea of keeping chickens but needed advice on all aspects.
She made our decision to go ahead so easy as the day was so interesting , informative and fun with an opportunity to be hands on which we needed.g
To see Janet with her chickens helped us to see for ourselves what we could achieve in our backyard and we would strongly recommend anyone thinking of having chickens to attend her course.She then sends out course notes which will be invaluable.
Perfect for the first time chicken owner.
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