Type: Chicken Keeping
Date: Sun 25 Mar 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 13:30 pm
Location: Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW12 2LL
Rating: 26 reviews
About the course
Wheelchair Access: No
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
My courses are held in a converted Stable so can be held in all weathers. It is still adviseable to bring waterproof clothing as I like to hold the coop cleaning demo outside.
My course covers:
- Why keep chickens?
- Breeds of Chickens and suitability for your lifestyle
- Housing - types available
- Feeders / Drinkers - what to look for and what to avoid
- Feeding your birds
- Chicken food and leftovers from the kitchen – what you can and can't feed
- How Chickens Digest Food
- The cost of keeping chickens
- Daily routine
- Cleaning the coop
- What you do when you go away
- Settling them into their new home
- Introducing new chickens
- Wing clipping
- Broody hens
- Observation of looks and behaviour of chickens
- Handling your hens
- Picking up your chicken
- Checking to see if a chicken is in lay
- Treating injuries
- Common Health Supplements
- Diagnosing and Treatment of Common Illness
- Questions & Answers session
* I will provide full course notes for you to take home with you.
Refreshments will be provided.
We have approx 20 pens at any one time with various breeds of poultry in at various stages of growth. Some of these birds are available for purchase, either following the course or once you have purchased a coop.
I am an Eglu Go seller and can provide full starter packs, including coops, birds, feed and bedding.
If you would like to collect your birds, house and starter pack at the time of the course please contact me to pre-order your housing so that it can be ready.
Alternatively come along to the course and should you decide to order a coop then it can be ready for you to collect from here 4 days later.
Please be aware that as a course host I cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during the course. Booking onto the course is acceptance of these terms.
Well behaved children over 11 years of age can attend the course but will require to pay the full price for a place.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
If you would prefer a course at an alternative time or are interested in a 'private course' for friends, family or groups then contact me and I can see what I can arrange. I am more than happy to adapt the course to cover your particular requirements - just ask.
Hope to see you soon.
Recent feedback received on one of my courses which I hosted.
"We were lucky enough to be able to attend Bev's poultry keeping course on the 12th of Sept. It was a fantastic day and we learnt so much from Bev who is a wonderful teacher with a genuine passion for poultry keeping. The course is informative, hands on and lots of fun and the time just flew by. No matter how many chicken keeping books you have read, nothing quite compares to hearing all of the important advice first hand from an experienced and passionate keeper. After the course Bev took us around all of her chickens again and we ended up going home with a gorgeous pair of Croad Langshan hens. She was able to provide us with all of the supplies we needed and plenty of advice for settling them in. They've only been with us for a day but we are already head over heels. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bev to anyone with an interest in poultry."
Phil and Laura
** COURSE HOST OF THE MONTH FEBRUARY 2011**
I started keeping poultry in 2004, initially to have some lovely fresh eggs for the kitchen.
My original flock of 6 have now increased to over 200! These are all birds that I have bred myself as I have a particular interest in rare and pure breed poultry. ( as well as my gorgeous garden hens).
Each weekend I spend my spare time introducing new keepers to the joy of poultry keeping. It is a passion of mine and I love the feedback I get: " I never thought I could get excited about keeping chickens. Don't tell anyone but I am secretly a little bit in love with my girls!"
I have recently been filmed by channel 4 for a programme featuring introducing chickens to first time keepers. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/animal-madhouse/articles/road-test-chickens
You may have seen us in Practical Poultry Magazine as well. January 2011 edition tells our story of our life with chickens so far. October 2010 featured our houses "lucky langshans in designer dwellings"
If you have any questions I am here to help.
Hope to see you soon.