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Keeping Chickens As Pets

Hosted by Margaret Manchester

Type: Chicken Keeping Course - Beginner

Date: Sun 24 Aug 2014

Time: 10:00 - 12:30

Price: £25.00

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Dog Friendly: No

Child Friendly: Yes

Location: Bishop Auckland, Durham

Rating:            - 2 reviews


About the course

The course includes:

  • choosing chickens to suit you: breeds of chicken
  • housing: different options for housing your hens
  • feeding: what a chicken needs to grow healthily and to be productive
  • health: the basics of chicken care; the moult; common diseases and their cures; how to handle a chicken and deal with chicken behaviour; parasites and treatment
  • legalities: laws and guidance from authorities relevant to keeping poultry

Durham Hens is a family run business near Tow Law, County Durham. We have a huge variety of hens for sale. We also stock hen houses, poultry equipment and supplies. So if you're ready to get started, you have the option of purchasing a coop (Eglu Go, Eglu Cube, other plastic or wooden ones), your hens and everything you need at the end of the course!

Durham Hens was voted UK Best Poultry Supplier 2013 by readers of Grow Your Own magazine.

About Me

I have many years experience of keeping hens as pets and on a commercial basis, and regularly advise chicken owners on all matters concerning their care. Each hen has a unique personality making them fascinating to watch and to be around. 

My previous vocation was teaching adults in archaeology, local history and genealogy so teaching these courses combines both skills and interests.

My courses are run on a friendly and informal basis with lots of practical hands-on activities. Questions and discussions are encouraged - you can contribute as little or as much as you want.

Please note children are welcome but under 12s should be accompanied by an adult.

I look forward to meeting you!


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           Absolutely Fantastic! X

- Hollie, 29 July 2014

The course leader was fantastic and very knowledgable about chickens. Content was comprehensive with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in keeping chickens. I'm really pleased I did the course and I think it was brilliant.


- Tim, 20 October 2013

Wow! What a fantastic experience this course was. The course leader is obviously very passionate about keeping hens, and the course was very informative. The atmosphere was friendly and informal. Although this was a short course, I feel confident about starting to keep hens.

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