Type: Chicken Keeping
Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
Time: February 24, 2018 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
Rating: 46 reviews
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About the course
Wheelchair Access: No
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
An opportunity for you to see how chicken keeping fits into family life! This session is designed as an introduction to keeping chickens and will give you the opportunity to ask your own questions.
* See an eglu & Cube along with wooden houese and find out how they works
* Handle some chickens & Hug a Hen!
* Eggs and laying
* Learn how to pick a suitable garden spot
* Daily care and maintenance requirements
* How to feed your chickens
*Health and wellbeing and observation of looks and behaviour
* Wing clipping
Have a chance to ask as many questions as you want over a cuppa and a slice of cake and a warm up in front of the rayburn.
We have anything between 12-60 hens at home dependent on if the Hens for Hire hens are back on school holidays
The small print bit: Please Note: This course is not suitable for children under 6. The majority of the course takes place outside so please come suitable dressed, we recommend wellies and a raincoat.
* The hosts of this course accept no responsibility for any loss or injury while on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.
About MeHello we are the Peaches, we have been keeping hens in our mark one eglu for over 10 years and have classics, go's & a Cube. We live in a small village, just outside Burton on Trent. We had always wanted to keep hens, but it wasn't until we saw the eglu and thought 'we have to have one of them!' The hens are really fun animals to be around and each one has its own personality and character. They are very friendly - our 10 year old is very happy to cuddle with them. The hens keep us very well stocked with the freshest, tastiest eggs in the world! During the course we will show you how to handle the hens, plus how to maintain your eglu (ours is over 10 years old and looking as good as new!) looking after the run (ours has survived having a horse sit on it!) plus our daily routines and health checks. From our humble start with our first 2 girls, Barbara and Margo we have now set up our business, 'Hens for Hire' hiring out hens and eglus to schools all over the country as well as incubators and hatching eggs. We train the staff how to look after the hens and spend time with the children talking all things chicken! then have the hens home for the holidays. Check out our website www.hensforhire.co.uk You can now pruchase chickens and supplies from our little shop Hen Pen, follow us on facebook for details of hens we have available.
We have been invloved in Open Farm Sunday and been featured in The Guardian, Country Life, Country Living, Your Chicken, Staffordshire Life, The Burton Mail, Headteacher Update Magazine, EarlyYears Educator & Poultry World, plus been Course Host of the Month in the Omlet Newsletter in 2010. We also won a Small Business Award from TV Dragon Theo Paphitis!