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 Hosted by Lisanne McEvoy

Price: £20.00

Date: Sat 27 Aug 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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Getting more from keeping chickens Hosted by Lewis Wescott

Price: £48.00

Date: Sat 03 Sep 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 16:00 pm

This interactive course includes a dissection to demonstrate anatomy, useful for understanding and performing health checks, as well as wing clipping, nail trimming and syringe feeding.
We will cover common diseases, ailments and parasites, what you can treat at home and more importantly when to go to the vet. More Info & Booking

Urban Hens - Keeping Chickens in London Hosted by Sara Ward

Price: £45.00

Date: Wed 07 Sep 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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From Hatch to Despatch Hosted by Cheryl Arvidson

Price: £46.00

Date: Sat 10 Sep 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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Beginners' guide to keeping hens in the garden Hosted by Kate Hill

Price: £25.00

Date: Sun 11 Sep 2016

Time: 14:30 pm - 16:30 pm

This is a short, introductory course, aimed at people thinking about keeping hens or those who have just got their first hens. I cover basic chicken care, health and wellbeing, the pros and cons of having chickens in your garden, and how keeping hens can be fitted in around a busy schedule. During the 2 hour session you will have the opportunity to handle some of our hens, have a look at an Eglu and a Cube and see how they work, and ask lots of questions over tea/coffee and cake. More Info & Booking

Chicken Keeping for Complete Beginners. Hosted by Lisa Bushby

Price: £26.00

Date: Sun 18 Sep 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 12:45 pm

The course that I am offering is for the complete beginner, or anyone thinking about or has just started keeping chickens at home. Maybe you have been keeping chickens for a while and you want to come along for some reassurance or a bit of a refresh. It's all very informal , but extremely informative and I would want you to enjoy your time with us and get all of your questions answered and go away armed with the knowledge you need to keep healthy , happy chickens in the garden. More Info & Booking

Hen Party Hosted by Marie Doherty

Price: £25.00

Date: Wed 21 Sep 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm

The course gives an introduction to keeping chickens and is suitable for beginners . It covers all you need to know to get started with your own chickens and an insight to the delights of these gorgeous creatures and the fun they bring to your family . It is held in my garden, so bring your raincoat and wellies just in case. I also offer exclusive family courses by arrangement. My flock include Sussex, Marans, Orpingtons, legbars and mixed hybrids.

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Hen Party for Beginners - Morning Hosted by Annette Adaway

Price: £15.00

Date: Sat 24 Sep 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 24 Sep 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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Hen Party For Beginners Hosted by Jodie & Nigel

Price: £15.00

Date: Sat 24 Sep 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Chicken keeping guide to suit all beginners More Info & Booking

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