Type: Chicken Keeping
Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
Time: February 17, 2019 10:00 - 13:00 pm
Location: Tow Law, County Durham
Rating: 3 reviews
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About the course
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Dog Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Yes
The course includes:
- choosing chickens to suit you: breeds of chicken
- housing: different options for housing your hens
- feeding: what a chicken needs to grow healthily and to be productive
- health: the basics of chicken care; the moult; common diseases and their cures; how to handle a chicken and deal with chicken behaviour; parasites and treatment
- legalities: laws and guidance from authorities relevant to keeping poultry
The course is led by Margaret Manchester, owner of Durham Hens. She has many years experience of keeping chickens and is a qualified adult education tutor.
Durham Hens is a family run business near Tow Law, County Durham. We have a huge variety of hens for sale. We also stock hen houses, poultry equipment and supplies. So if you're ready to get started, you have the option of purchasing a coop (Eglu Go, Eglu Go UP and other plastic and wooden coops), your hens and everything you need at the end of the course!
Durham Hens is an award-winning business: UK Best Poultry Supplier 2013, Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday 2014, WIN Award's Best Home Based Business 2015, Living North's Small Business of the Year 2015, Federation of Small Businesses & Worldpay's Microbusiness of the Year 2017.
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!