Type: Chicken Keeping

Date: Sun 11 Aug 2019

Time: August 11, 2019 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 Me

Hello 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!



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A 'must do' course if you're thinking about keeping chickens -

A fantastic introduction to keeping chickens. Hands-on; informative; educational and fun! Claire, Steve and very able daughter Ella as 'assistant', were great hosts; welcoming and very approachable. I highly recommend you book onto this - well worth £20 (I would've paid more!) Thank you to the Peaches

Very good -

It was lovely to meet Claire and Steve who are such a chicken loving couple! They have further excited me whilst I look forward to getting my chickens something I am postponing til after our holiday in April. I have the Eglu poised ready and feel a lot more confident about dealing with the lovelies once they arrive. It was useful to gain further info from them on resources to use to help in the hobby as well as talking through what else I need to buy in readiness. Two hours well spent. Thank you Claire and Steve for the opportunity.

Eggscellent! -

Thoroughly recommend Claire's course. Loads of info, and very friendly intro into keeping chucks. If you are thinking of keeping chickens go on Claire's course, you won't be disappointed. And the cakes pretty good as well!

eggcellent -

Very professional , friendly and welcoming. Very informative relevant information. Would recommend to others.

Useful and fun! -

After this course we felt completely ready to collect our chickens. Cleverly got my son over his slight nervousness too - hug a chicken!

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