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 Marie Doherty

Price: £25.00

Date: Sun 05 Jul 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 13:30 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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From Hatch to Despatch Hosted by Cheryl Arvidson

Price: £46.00

Date: Sat 11 Jul 2015

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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Keeping Chickens as Pets Hosted by Margaret Manchester

Price: £25.00

Date: Sun 12 Jul 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

In recent years keeping chickens has become very popular. It is an enjoyable pastime with the added bonus of lovely fresh eggs! This course is designed to teach beginners all they need to know about keeping chickens. There will be hands-on experience of handling and inspecting chickens and plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

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Starting out in hen keeping Hosted by Heather Butler

Price: £30.00

Date: Sun 12 Jul 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 14:00 pm

We live on a pheasant estate in the North Wales countryside and have bred, reared and cared for our mixed flock of hybrids, ex-battery and now lovely bantam and silkie hens for over three years. During term time I teach adults history and genealogy. We absolutely love our country life and want to share our experience with those who want to have a go chicken keeping!

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Hen Party For Beginners Hosted by Lisanne McEvoy

Price: £18.00

Date: Sun 12 Jul 2015

Time: 13:00 pm - 15:00 pm

All you need to know about keeping chickens but were too afraid to ask!  This is a fun, informal 2 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 come and book your place to see how you can make chicken keeping work in your own home.

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Beginners Guide to Incubation-Hatch your own chicks! Hosted by Claire & Steve Peach

Price: £20.00

Date: Mon 13 Jul 2015

Time: 18:30 pm - 20:00 pm

Our brand new course, a beginners guide to incubation. All the information that you need to get started hatching your own chicks. We specialise in supplying schools with incubators and hatching eggs and want to share our knowledge on the joy of hatching. More Info & Booking

Champagne evening with the hens Hosted by Annette Adaway

Price: £15.00

Date: Fri 17 Jul 2015

Time: 19:30 pm - 20:30 pm

A pleaseant way to spend an evening, watching hens going to bed with a glass or two or a beer!  Refreshments, and nibbles are supplied. This is a very informal evening, great fun, you can see for yourself how easy they all go to bed! This eveningt doesn't end till the birds have gone to bed, normally about 9.30pm.  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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Feathers and fun for family Hosted by Marie Doherty

Price: £25.00

Date: Sun 19 Jul 2015

Time: 11:00 am - 13:30 pm

This course gives an introduction to chickens as part of your family  It covers all you need to know 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 whole family, grandparents, aunts and uncles and listen to the squeals of delight as you children collect their very own eggs, and maybe cuddle a baby chick. also 1-2-1 sessions available. 

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Urban Hens - Keeping Chickens in London Hosted by Sara Ward

Price: £45.00

Date: Wed 22 Jul 2015

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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Hen Party for Beginners - Morning Hosted by Annette Adaway

Price: £15.00

Date: Sat 25 Jul 2015

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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