Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sun 25 Jun 2017

Time: June 25, 2017 13:00 - 15:30 pm

Location: Radcliffe, Manchester

Rating:   39 reviews


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About the course

Wheelchair Access: No

Dog Friendly: No

Child Friendly: Yes

Children from 7 years upwards are welcome on the course but must book a place.

Disabled access is unfortunately very limited but please email if you have a query and I will be happy to help.

There is roadside parking on the estate. Please park near to the house and be aware of blocking driveways.

The host of this course accepts no responsibility for any loss or injury while on the premises.  By booking on this course, you are agreeing to these terms.

A lot of the course is outdoors, so wellies/outdoor clothes are advised, but in the event of bad weather we can minimise this and adapt.  There is optional handling of a hen, so please wear comfortable clothes you won't mind getting dirty.

Topics covered include;-

       - care of chickens (daily, weekly and monthly tasks)

       - feeding

       - accomodation (chicken area, housing, Eglu)

       - choosing chickens (pure breeds, hybrids, ex-batts, how many!)

       - buying chickens

       - the pecking order

       - handling

       - seasonal care

       - hen health (worming, lice, mites)

       - wing clipping

       - moulting

       - broodiness

       - eggs

       - chickens and other animals

Feel free to ask questions throughout the course, and there is a later opportunity to chat over refreshments if there is anything else you wish to discuss.  Home made cake is also provided and printed information sheets. 


About Me

Hi, I'm Lisanne, a qualified pet bereavement counsellor and pet blog writer. I run the Omlet hen keeping courses at my home in north Manchester.  I have run these courses since 2011 and have enjoyed every one of them! Beginners and established owners have been on my course and all are welcome 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.  They are the pets that keep on giving!  However, when we 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!  Our neighbours have been great though, and have been fully supportive from the word go.  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 2 and a half hour courses include refreshments and additional printed notes, which include useful contacts and a hen shopping list!  Free range eggs are sometimes available to buy; please ask on the day.  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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A great introduction - Sarah,

Lisanne was a really friendly host, with a huge amount of knowledge and information to share. I would really recommend this to anyone thinking of keeping chickens and wanting to find out more about what is involved.

Great informative course! - Beth,

What a great host and course! Found all the information (and frank discussion of cons and ailments) very helpful and enjoyed getting out and practising handling the hens. And cake too!

Hen keeping Course with Lisanne - Lisa,

My partner and I were wanting to keep Chickens but with neither of us ever having experience with hens we thought it wise to learn more. Lisanne was absolutely brilliant - very knowledgable and clear when giving us information. I found the Course extemely useful, informative as well as fun. Actually having the opportunity to hold a chicken and see the work involved was brilliant. Iain and I will definitely get chickens in the next couple of months and we should now be a lot more prepared. It was a great afternoon and I would highly recommend it. We were particularly pleased with how approachable and helpful Lisanne was and definitely feel that we would receive ongoing support if needed to answer and questions we may have once we get the hens

Perfect day! - Stephanie,

The day was very enjoyable and has given me all the practical tips and advice I needed to progress with getting my hens. Lisanne is a an excellent presenter, very knowledgable and made us all feel welcome . It was great to have the opportunity to handle the hens too. I throughly enjoyed the day and would recommend it to anyone thinking about getting chickens.

Hen Party - Chinnery,

Hen Party with Lisanne Mcevoy in Manchester Had a fantastic time. Lisanne was very welcoming and knowledgeable and very prepared. The PowerPoint and handouts have been invaluable along with the homemade cake we felt thoroughly spoilt. Meeting the hens, and discussong the layout andbeing able to chat and have questions answered has been hugely helpful . Would highly recommend.

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