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

Urban Hens - Keeping Chickens in London Hosted by Sara Ward

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Date: Wed 23 Aug 2017

Time: 18:30 pm - 20:30 pm

A summer’s evening in the kitchen garden… You will be welcomed with home made refreshments and introduced to the joys of keeping chickens!

We’ve been keeping hens, pure breeds and hybrids, here in London, since 2007 and currently have big hens in an Eglu Cube,  bantams in an Eglu Classic and an use an Eglu Go for hatching chicks.…

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Where Does My Food Come From? Hosted by Sara Ward

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Date: Tue 29 Aug 2017

Time: 13:00 pm - 15:00 pm

'I did the bee hive experience with my 4 year old daughter today and we both absolutely loved it. It was so informative and fun and Sara had such an amazing rapport with the children.'

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Hen Fest-Celebrating the humble hen! Hosted by Claire & Steve Peach

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Date: Sat 02 Sep 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come along and meet the hens for a fun morning at Hens HQ. To celebrate the 6th Birthday of Hens for Hire we are holding a mini Hen Fest. Come and join us for a mini hen course, a chance to meet the hens that go out to schools and see our eglu fleet, and see all the benifits of the best plastic hen house. Lots of childrens activities, tea and cake (and a few competitions too) More Info & Booking

Getting more from keeping chickens Hosted by Lewis Wescott

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Date: Sun 03 Sep 2017

Time: 09:30 am - 12:30 pm

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

Poultry Dispatch Course Hosted by Lewis Wescott

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Date: Sun 03 Sep 2017

Time: 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

Poultry Dispatch course near Lampeter ideal for smallholders, people wanting to raise meat birds or for dealing with injured hens and excess cockerels.
Humane and efficient dispatch method, includes locally grown free range meat chicken, poultry boning knife and course notes held on a smallholding with glorious views of the Cambrian mountains!

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Urban Hens - Keeping Chickens in London Hosted by Sara Ward

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Date: Wed 06 Sep 2017

Time: 18:30 pm - 20:30 pm

A summer’s evening in the kitchen garden… You will be welcomed with home made refreshments and introduced to the joys of keeping chickens!

We’ve been keeping hens, pure breeds and hybrids, here in London, since 2007 and currently have big hens in an Eglu Cube,  bantams in an Eglu Classic and an use an Eglu Go for hatching chicks.…

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Introduction to Chicken Keeping Hosted by Cheryl Arvidson

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Date: Sat 09 Sep 2017

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. We currently have a pen of Barnevelders, Pekin bantams and Barbu d'Anvers bantams.

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


Hen Party For Beginners Hosted by Lisanne McEvoy

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Date: Sun 10 Sep 2017

Time: 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm

All you need to know about keeping chickens but were too afraid to ask!  This is a fun, informal 3 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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Hen Party for beginners Hosted by Marie Doherty

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Date: Sat 16 Sep 2017

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

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Date: Sat 23 Sep 2017

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 adolescent fowl using the 'broomstick method' and younger ones using despatching pliers.

 

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