5 Out of 5 Stars (Based on 48 reviews)
A very agreeable morning, apart from the weather, spent with a lady by her own admission a chicken nerd. She has the patience of a saint and the knowledge of an encyclopaedia and is totally devoted to chickens and their welfare. The whole history of her involvement with poultry, from her beginnings with two birds and house her father made for her up to the 300 birds she has today in a whole selection of housing is on view, plus a hatching room. She is also the local guru, looking after sick birds that people leave or even just throw over her hedge.
I was fortunate enough to be the only pupil that morning, even so we ran an hour over time. The eggs I came away with have convinced my somewhat sceptical wife that perhaps we do need a few hens in the back garden. If you need practical advice, pros and cons and a commitment to getting some hens, it is well worth travelling to meet this knowledgeable, practical, charming lady.
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Annette is incredibly friendly and welcoming The course was informative and practical with time devoted to holding and observing the chickens from 1 day old chicks to older hens. We covered choosing your hens, feeding, types of coops and locating, chicken health, holiday boarding and much more. There's no better trainer than someone who has done this before and who has a wealth of experience to share. Great course, thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course, having had chickens for about a year I wasn't sure what to expect. Annette was really welcoming, and friendly. She answered all my questions and showed me different way of doing things that I hadn't thought of, it was very hands on and I went away feeling much more confident.
What else can really be said that hasn't before? A brilliant morning course which we think would be a must for any prospective chicken owners to go on. Annette was welcoming, friendly and very knowledgeable with a good sense of humour. We saw lots of different breeds and learnt so much including the joy and fun of keeping chicken.
Her enthusiasm was catching and we are now in the process of asking Annette to help us choose our first (since we were children) chickens. Annette is happy to help if you have problems or need advice with any of your chickens which is a huge assurance for those of us new to the game.
All in all brilliant!
Friendly atmosphere, all questions encouraged and answered very well, obviously v experienced and knowledgeable.
I bought this course as a gift for my husband - we had been thinking of getting some chickens. I'd read the previous reviews and thought it would be good and we were not disappointed. Annette was informative, honest, took any questions (and never made us feel silly for asking!). We learnt so much in such a short space of time, including the opportunity to hold some chucks that our plan to get chickens sometime later in 2012 has become; we are getting them in about 6 weeks and have already bought the coop! We are truly inspired and knowing that we can contact Annette with any questions or concerns really gives us confidence to get.... errr cracking!!
I attanded one of Annette's advanced courses having kept chickens previously. She is very friendly and accomodating, the course covered averything we want wanted to know, and gave us the opportunity to have a good look at different breeds and talk about conditions and problems that arise. I would happily recommend attending Annette's courses to anyone, whatever level, she is informative, friendly and the sort of person it would be good to have on speed dial just in case!
Excellent courses which complement each other. Took courses a month between each other which was ideal. As a novice felt very well supported and Annette prepared to answer endless questions.
Really enjoyed both events and would thoroughly recommend to all. Thank you.
Wonderful venue, very friendly host, Annette was very welcoming and had a great knowledge of keepng chickens. We could not have been given a better insight into chicken keeping and are looking forward to getting our first chickens soon.
The course was very helpful and very useful. I'd recommend anyone just starting out or thinking about getting chickens take this course.
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