Hi, I'm Lisanne, and I run the Omlet hen keeping courses at my home in north Manchester. I am a mad chicken/cat lady and pet blog writer, and my day job is a training officer for a well known pet charity. I have run these courses since 2011 and have enjoyed every one of them. Beginners and established owners have been on my course along with teachers and charitable organisations setting up their own chicken projects. We also had an attendee from France! The course has also provided useful training for pet sitters and employees using our on screen presentation, materials to make notes and a practical session outdoors. All are welcome to book a place from 7 years upwards
I have kept all types of animals in my life but chickens definitely rock! They are relatively low maintenance and they produce fresh eggs as well as manure, pest control and provide us with entertainment. Time flies when you are in a garden with hens as they are very watchable characters. They are the pets that keep on giving! When we first started out, there was limited information available and no one else kept chickens as pets in the area. Chickens were still regarded purely as farm stock, so I think a lot of people thought we were a bit mad! We have had various breeds of hens, but at the moment we just have pure breds and also some chickens and ducks we hatched previously. We like to choose hens that lay different coloured eggs for variety and also so we know who's pulling their weight! We also have 3 cats, Bart, Phoebe and Ringo who like to watch the chickens antics from the window.
We've kept hens for 9 years now and we've had our ups and downs, and learnt that some problems just aren't covered in text books! This is why we started running our chicken keeping courses, primarily to provide a friendly intro and practical advice. We keep it informal so you can ask your own questions. They have been so popular, we often get past course attendees email us when they get their own hens and also when they have further queries. Chicken keeping has grown massively in this area and I hope to pass on our knowledge through our courses so other people can have as much satisfaction as we do and avoid any potential problems.
Our 3 hour courses include refreshments and printouts of useful contacts and a hen shopping list! There are also samples and vouchers to take away (one set per household). Hope thats everything covered, but if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. More chicken information is available on my blog website or you can like my Facebook Page and get regular updates!
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