Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sat 30 Aug 2008

Time: August 30, 2008 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Location: Wigan, Lancashire

Rating:   17 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

I got my original two chickens, Gingernut Rangers called Buzz (Lightyear!) & Poppy along with my red eglu in May 07 "on a whim" for an early birthday present- since then I've been bitten by the chicken bug & never looked back. In May 08 I increased my flock to four with the arrrival of my Bluebelle Gertrude & my Speckledy Rosa (be forwarned- chicken keeping can become addictive, I found I didn't want to stop at just two hens!) In fact, I don't want to stop at four hens, either. We hatched in April & out of this hatch we have 2 lovely Light Sussex hens. We raised the cockerels for meat, & they have now been dispatched. Come along to my party to see how my chickens, children & cats "live" together in harmony in my small suburban back garden, and to see my purple eglu cube. I have over 2 1/2 years experience of hen-keeping, and in that time have come across common chicken ailments- lice & worms- moulting chickens and also of chicken introductions, all of I will be pleased to share with you. My very friendly chicken, Buzz, is always happy to have a cuddle by party guests, and to be my demonstrating chicken! She has also been into my younger son's school with me this springtime for a talk to the Reception class about chicken keeping!

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Summer Eglu Party -

Very instructive and has given our confidence a boost pending the arrival of our ex-bats. Very friendly, lovely food. Recommend you go to one of these excellent courses especially if you've never had experience with chickens. They were well behaved and were happy to be handled, (the chickens that is). Had a lovely visit. Thank you Julia and Alexander.

Highly recommended beginners day course -

Hi just wanted to say a big thanks for today, very welcoming and informative. Feel very confident now in setting up and keeping my own chickens. PS Ferg said they where the best egg rolls he has ever tasted. Many thanks again Nicola and Fergus

Beginners Hen Party -

Really enjoyable morning with Julia and Alexander, and of course Buzz, and all the other feathery ones. Lots of good hands on advice, and we're now feeling much more confident about taking on our girls when they arrive in August. Delicious home made food and good company. Thanks you very much. Highly recommended.

Excellent course, thank you -

Thank you to Julia, Alexander and the chickens, especially Buzz, for a very enjoyable morning. I would highly recommend this course as I learnt a huge amount of very useful and practical information for keeping chickens. It was also the first time that I have ever held a chicken ? thank you Buzz! The lunch was excellent, with delicious egg sandwiches and cakes. Once again, thank you.

Very Enjoyable Morning -

A fabulous morning with Julia, Alexander and their lovely chickens. It was very informative in a lovely, relaxed and social environment. Everything that you need to know to start you off as well as many more handy tips and ideas to make keeping chickens that bit more enjoyable, not to mention the excellent egg sandwiches. Well recommended !! Thanks Julia and Alexander, the Gingernut Rangers, Speckledy, Silkie, Poland, Bluebell and Sussex' for a great time !

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