Chicken Keeping Courses

Omlet provides access to training courses all over the country. Run by our customers, you can learn first hand how to keep Chickens, become a Beekeeper or one of many other fantastic skills. Search the map below to find a course near you.

Available Chicken Keeping

Hen Party for Beginners - Morning Hosted by Annette Adaway

Price: £15.00

Date: Sat 25 Jun 2016

Time: 09:30 am - 11:45 am

This course is suitable for beginners who just want to see a different passionate chicken keeper in action! (I know that chickens are addictive!) Refreshments, and nibbles are supplied. During the workshop you will feel foods, chickens, bedding, see poop, and see what chickens do, smell like (they don't smell, it's a fable they smell horrible!)  So if you know nothing about chickens and want to keep chickens! Pop along and see me! Chickens are a wonderful addition to family life. 

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Introduction to Chicken Keeping Hosted by Cheryl Arvidson

Price: £46.00

Date: Sat 02 Jul 2016

Time: 09:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is an introductory session for people who are thinking about keeping chickens. It is divided between theoretical and practical learning, including a look at the different breeds and housing we have and the chance to handle our birds.

A second adult from the same family is £30 and children (5 to 16) are £5, both BY ARRANGEMENT. Payment for these places can be made on the day.

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Hens For Everyone Hosted by Claire & Steve Peach

Price: £20.00

Date: Sun 03 Jul 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and 'Hug a Hen' at our new Hens HQ. Learn everything you need o know to have your hens at home lots of hands on experience with a variety of hens and houses. Followed up with tea and cake! You will also take home a 'Chooky Bag' full of course notes, free samples and vouchers. More Info & Booking

Hen Party For Beginners Hosted by Lisanne McEvoy

Price: £20.00

Date: Sun 03 Jul 2016

Time: 13:00 pm - 15:30 pm

All you need to know about keeping chickens but were too afraid to ask!  This is a fun, informal 2 and a half hour course packed with advice aimed at those just starting out, considering taking the plunge or just interested.  You will get to meet our hens, see the Classic Eglu AND Eglu Cube and learn how to care for chickens.  This is all done in a normal garden in a modern estate in north Manchester, so book your place to see how you can make chicken keeping work in your own home.

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Urban Hens - Keeping Chickens in London Hosted by Sara Ward

Price: £45.00

Date: Wed 06 Jul 2016

Time: 18:30 pm - 20:30 pm

A summer's evening in the kitchen garden... You will be welcomed with a cold drink and nibbles and introduced to the joys of keeping chickens! We've been keeping chickens in London since 2007 and currently have ten big hens in an Eglu Cube, six bantams in an Eglu Classic and hope to hatch chick in our Eglu Go.

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Mini Mites Course Hosted by Claire & Steve Peach

Price: £7.50

Date: Thu 07 Jul 2016

Time: 19:00 pm - 20:00 pm

Join us for a Mini Mites Course Its that time of year again, mites everywhere. We will be learning how to find and deal with mites. Great if you are new to hen keeping or if you need a quick refresher. You will also receive 10% off any mite treatment products in the Hens HQ shop (to be used at the time of the course Covering: Red Mite Tail & Feather Mites Scaly Leg Mites How & where to find them How to treat your hens How to treat your hen house ** Light Refreshments included More Info & Booking

Hen Herb & 'Chook-tails' Evening Hosted by Claire & Steve Peach

Price: £10.00

Date: Fri 08 Jul 2016

Time: 19:00 pm - 20:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Hen Herbs & Chook-tails. To celebrate Hens for Hire's 5th Birthday we will be hosting an evening at Hens HQ, about how your garden herbs can benefit your hens. The areas we will cover: • Herbs for Hen Health • Herb treats • Herbs for the Hen house More Info & Booking

From Hatch to Despatch Hosted by Cheryl Arvidson

Price: £46.00

Date: Sat 16 Jul 2016

Time: 09:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Hatching with a broody or an incubator. Selecting parent stock and eggs, humidity, egg-turning and candling.
  • Brooding - Care of chicks. Bedding, heat sources, feed.
  • Bringing 'growers' on. How fast do they grow, when do the pullets start to lay and when are the cockerels ready for despatch?
  • Despatching - How to despatch using the 'broomstick method'.


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Chicken Keeping For Beginners Hosted by Lewis Wescott

Price: £30.00

Date: Sat 16 Jul 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ever thought about keeping a few hens in your back garden? - this course is for you!

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Advanced Chicken Keeping Hosted by Lewis Wescott

Price: £42.00

Date: Sat 16 Jul 2016

Time: 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

Already keep chickens and looking to learn more about them? Interested in avian Anatomy and Physiology - this course is for you!

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