Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sat 14 Apr 2012

Time: April 14, 2012 12:00 - 14:00 pm

Location: Southend - Essex

Rating:   5 reviews


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About the course

Wheelchair Access: No

Dog Friendly: No

Child Friendly: No

During this informal course, I will guide you through the basics of hen keeping.  This will include -

  • Considerations to think about before buying chickens
  • Where to site your chickens in your garden - if you're lucky enough to have a choice!
  • A full tour of an Eglu Cube.  I had an Eglu Classic previously so will go through the workings of this too.
  • What is 'essential' before your hens arrive
  • Discussion on those 'first day nerves'.
  • What to feed your hens
  • Day in the life of a chicken
  • Common problems and how to avoid them.
  • Understanding chicken behaviour
  • Introduction to my hens – you can even pick one up if you wish!

There will be plenty of time at the end to ask any questions you have.  Hopefully, you will leave with a better understanding of chickens; a belly full of home made cake, Omlet goodie bag and a certificate!

Please note:  My garden is not huge, so all attendees must have paid to take the course.  Children over 12 are welcome, but this is an educational course and younger children may get bored.  For everyone’s benefit, if you feel your child will get bored, leave him or her at home.  All courses will take place outside so ensure you have proper clothing.  I have an approx. 2-foot step into the garden area, please be certain you can manage that drop!  I do not take any responsibility for any injury or loss incurred whilst attending this course, however caused.  By booking this course you are accepting these terms and conditions

About Me

Hi, my name is Lisa and I keep hens in a very urban environment. 

I have kept chickens for about 8 years now, first in an Eglu Classic, in a 100foot garden in the suburbs.  Circumstances change, but chicken keeping is addictive – you have been warned!  

I now live in a flat about 5 minute walk from the centre of town.  Rose, Poppy and Ivy, my chickens, live happily in their Cube in a small garden with Tommy the excitable terrier, and a long suffering partner, next to a railway line.

Chicken keeping takes you away from the stresses of life.  They live at their own pace and will keep you forever amused with their antics and mischief.  Real 'pets with benefits'.

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Informative and enjoyable. - Cheryl,

Thank you to Lisa for a highly enjoyable and informative afternoon on the 2/9/12. Lisa is very knowledgeable and also honest about chicken keeping and what it entails. Her 'girls' were gorgeous and their eggs delicious! Lisa's home-made cookies were pretty damn good too! Highly recommended course.

Excellent - Paul, Essex,

Laid back and informal the knowledge level was pitched just right We came away feeling that we could cope well with looking after our chickens and that we could keep them happy. A lovely afternoon sitting discussing all things chicken accompanied by a good cup of tea and home made cookies. Lisa is so enthusiastic and knowledgable and passed this on to us. Really good course, thanks.

Very helpful - Graham+Janet,

We had a most enjoyable and informative afternoon with Lisa.she made looking after chickens seem fun and rewarding and completely straightforward.we would recommend her course to anyone thinking of keeping chickens.

very worthwhile - Claire,

informative yet fun and informal session with Lisa: would definitely recommend it for anyone thinking about keeping a few chickens. Sensible and practical tips were really useful.

Really helpful. - Edward, Essex,

Great afternoon with Lisa and her hens. Lots of useful information, tips and helpful answers to our questions. Came away feeling really well prepared for owning our own Chickens. Hope to collect them tomorrow!

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