Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sun 04 Feb 2018

Time: February 4, 2018 13:00 - 15:00 pm

Location: Beckenham, Kent

Rating:   4 reviews


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About the course

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Dog Friendly: No

Child Friendly: Yes

The course covers;

  • Our hens and the different breeds that may suit you
  • Types of housing, runs and fencing
  • Daily / weekly routines, setting up and cleaning the Eglu
  • Being prepared to bring your first hens home
  • Caring for your hens and keeping them healthy and safe. Including Predators, pests, diseases and essential chicken first aid.
  • Holding a hen and doing a vent check!
  • Types of feed including treats
  • Cockerels
  • Chicken behaviour - broodiness, pecking orders, introducing new birds

Finally, enjoy a cup of tea and home-made cake, made with eggs provided by our hens and ask as many questions as you have.   We also have a selection of poultry books and monthly magazines which we’ve found particularly helpful and you can have a little look over tea.

The course will be held in Henidorm which is outdoors so do please bring suitable clothes for the weather (and for holding chickens – who may have muddy feet!). Wellies maybe a good idea in wetter months.  In really bad weather we can move indoors.

If you can't make this date we can arrange for other dates given enough notice, just email us.

Children of 8 or above are welcome on the course but they must have a place booked for them.  Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

For family courses please see our “Henidorm Family All Inclusive"

Henidorm is is accessible for wheelchairs.

A chicken course makes a fantastic present.  If you are booking a place for a surprise please let me know and I will send you through a special voucher

The hosts of this course accept no responsibility for any loss or injury whilst on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.

About Me

Come and visit Henidorm!  South East London's largest suburban hen hotel.  We have three Cubes, three Classics and a Go to show you along with up to thirty hens on their holidays, who would love a cuddle from you. We have a mixture of hybrid and pure breed hens and have experience of bantams.  Our brood is always growing – chicken keeping is a very addictive hobby!

We are family run and give you a good insight into welcoming hens into your garden, to live alongside you, your children and other pets.  We also run a lot of private courses so please take a look at our Facebook page for more feedback and if this date doesn't suit please get in touch to discuss preferred dates.

We are well known locally for our hens and are often asked for advice by novice and 'soon to be' poultry keepers. In response to this we now offer introductory courses for those thinking of getting their first hens.  I was a professional trainer in the City pre children, so this now combines my skills with our hobby!  We would love to share our hobby and enthusiasm with you as you start out.  Our courses are run on a friendly and informal basis with lots of practical hands-on activities.

We are more than happy to continue to give advice after the course by email, Facebook (Henidorm) or Twitter  (@Henidorm).

We are members of the Kent Smallholders Association.

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Latest Reviews For This Host

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friendly and helpful - Rachel,

the course has left me feeling confident about keeping hens, I have yet to purchase them, but being able to see and handle the varieties at henidorm, my choice of birds were confirmed. Useful to see how to check the hen for mite and reassuring to see how easy it is to do so. many thanks

Brilliant - Ron,

Brilliant, informative, fun, thoroughly enjoyable. Gave us all the information we needed to feel confident getting chickens to take up residence in our Omlet. Would recommend to anyone.

Very helpful and informative - Nicholas,

We attended the family day course so we could bring our younger children who were kept well entertained. The course covered everything we wanted to find out about handling chickens, the routine of looking after chickens, and the different types of eglus. It was well organised, friendly and gave us a lot of confidence to start.

excellent course - Lisa,

I booked the course at the last minute, literally days before getting my girls and i am so glad i did, i found the course really informative. i got a chance to hold a chicken, was shown daily/weekly tasks. reading a book is good but to actually get in there a do it is so much better. I also had a question after i got the girls and they were kind enough to reply...a great course from a lovely couple who put themselves out to accommodate my busy schedule. i would thoroughly recommend the course and hope they will accept my girls for there lovely holiday hotel too

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