Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sun 20 Jul 2008

Time: July 20, 2008 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Location: Nr Weyhill, Hampshire M3/A303

Rating:   40 reviews


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About the course

Wheelchair Access: No

Dog Friendly: No

Child Friendly: No

You will: Learn how to pick a suitable garden spot Day to day maintenance required to keep chickens How to feed your chickens How to hold a chicken See samples of the colours that the eglu comes in And of course you can ask lots of questions Get an Omlet goody bag including a chicken keeping guide Please Note: This course is not suitable for children under 12. Children over 12 are more than welcome to come on the course but they must book a place.

About Me

My Partner and I left the hustle and bustle of a town in May 2006 and moved to a house in the country. I had wanted chickens for many years and the eglu provided me with the perfect environment for them. In July 2006, my eglu arrived complete with 3 chickens!! We have never looked back. It is such a rewarding thing to do. The excitement of collecting fresh eggs from your own back garden is wonderful As i work as Cabin Crew, I am away from home for a couple of nights a week. The eglu keeps the chickens safe when I am away. I recently ordered another eglu and more chickens as the eggs were becoming more popular with Family, Neighbours and the Post Man!

I have 2 eglus and 4 chickens, which are my absolute joy. They are the easiest pets i have ever had and reward me daily with their antics and of course eggs! Since getting chickens our outlook on green living has changed. I grow lots of our own vegetables, try to source our food locally and make jams and jellies from the local hedgerow.

Our friends always comment on the beautiful colour yolks from our eggs and we have them queuing up at the door for more! I love getting up in the morning to let them out. Watching them dash to the feeders for breakfast, then have a leisurely dust bath and good scratch around! If you have ever thought about keeping chickens but have never acted on it, then come along and meet 'The Girls'. They bring my garden to life and I couldn't imagine life without them. Please note - due to graveled paths the house/garden is not wheelchair friendly, sorry. Whilst I love dogs, I'm afraid that my chickens are not used to them.

I now also have a new Eglu Go, which as yet is not filled with hens!  It won't be long until it is though....

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Brilliant - Jane,

Lovely couple of hours spent learning everything I needed to know about keeping chickens, very informative very helpfull lots of good tips. Cant wait for the arrival of our chickens now.. And I must mention the scones and homemade jam yummy.

Living the Dream - Bev,

Christian was a wonderful host and although we went with questions on a piece of paper the paper never left my pocket because he covered everything we needed to know and more. We were all very impressed with the way he ran things and his chickens looked fab. By the way there were three of us from the same family and we all enjoyed it. Once he told us everything you could ever know about chickens he then allowed us to sample his home made scones and jam and they went down a treat with a cup of tea. If Christian ran a chicken club I would be the first to put my name down on the list. Thank you so very much and it really was a pleasure to meet you.

Brilliant... - Fowle,

I was very lucky and had a one to one experience with Christian and his hens... The course was great, it was very informal but I learnt everything I needed to for a rookie! Christian is a great host, very welcoming and his knowledge is fantastic.. I would heartily recommend his course for a fun saturday monring! Many thanks Christian and I am happy to report that everything is going well with the hens so far.. Scones and jam are a wonderful bonus... Jo

Very Informative and Enjoyable - Peter,

Christian was an informative and welcoming host. He fielded all questions with ease and passed on tips and solutions to problems he has encountered in raising his own flock. A very enjoyable and extremely useful experience! Highly recommended.

Excellent: Informative. Relaxing. Fun. - Linda,

A very pleasant and really useful couple of hours! Christian was really friendly and very clear in explaining the practicalities and pleasures of chicken-ownership. Gave me real confidence in the decision to become a first-time chicken owner and it was lovely to speak with someone really keen on the idea. After the practical "this is a chicken and these are how to look after them" was an excellent time of sitting around the table talking chickens whilst eating home-made scones and jam! Perfect.

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