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I have been teaching chicken keeping courses - at beginner and advanced levels - for over 15 years; they cater for the complete beginner, and for those who have been keeping chickens for years.


With the assistance of a small flock of friendly – and patient - chickens, I cover the practicalities of chicken health, feeding and maintenance.


Questions and chicken-handling are encouraged and a goody bag full of course notes, supplier information, samples and (if I can wangle it) money-off vouchers provided.   Also, my legendary cakes, tea and coffee!


Chicken keeping courses

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The course venue

The courses are held in Wigginton OX15, full details will be in your joining instructions.


I am delighted to be returning to this lovely venue in the historic village of Wigginton; the village hall is beautifully appointed and has LOADs of parking to boot.


People travel from all over the country to attend the courses, so we start at 11am to give you time to assemble; the Beginner's course ends around 1:30pm, the Advanced around 2:30pm, with a break for tea, coffee and homemade cakes part way through.

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2024 chicken keeping courses

17th March 2024, Advanced FULL

21st April 2024, Beginner

19th May 2024, Advanced FULL 

16th June 2024, Advanced

14th July 2024, Advanced

18th August 2024, Beginner

22nd September 2024, Advanced

20th October 2024, Advanced

10th November 2024, Advanced

With the possibility of another Avian Influenza lockdown each winter, if any of these dates prove to be in jeopardy, then I will let everyone know as soon as I hear and offer them spaces on other dates where I can, creating an extra date or two in the summer if needed. 

Once you have booked onto your course, you will receive an email from me with your joining instructions. There will be one further (reminder) email just prior to your course. The courses start at 11am.
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