Margaret Manchester

About Me

I have many years experience of keeping hens as pets and on a commercial basis, and regularly advise chicken owners on all matters concerning their care. Each hen has a unique personality making them fascinating to watch and to be around. 

My previous vocation was teaching adults in archaeology, local history and genealogy so teaching these courses combines both skills and interests.

My courses are run on a friendly and informal basis with lots of practical, hands-on activity. Questions and discussions are encouraged - you can contribute as little or as much as you want.

Please note children are welcome but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

I look forward to meeting you!



My Courses

This host doesn't have any open courses at the moment


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Great course for beginners -

Margaret shows you round the farm, teaching you about accommodation, health, breeds, behaviour, etc. You can handle a hen. She stocks everything you need for your hens but there is no pressure to buy. We finished our course with coffee and snacks and can ask any questions we have. Margaret is friendly and knowledgeable. They take card payments.

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The course leader was fantastic and very knowledgable about chickens. Content was comprehensive with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in keeping chickens. I'm really pleased I did the course and I think it was brilliant.

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Wow! What a fantastic experience this course was. The course leader is obviously very passionate about keeping hens, and the course was very informative. The atmosphere was friendly and informal. Although this was a short course, I feel confident about starting to keep hens.

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