Courses for Old Dairy Poultry, Wigginton

I am teaming up with John Beauchamp of Old Dairy Poultry to provide courses for his very rural and idyllic poultry yard in Wigginton. John has a great reputation in chicken circles, and rears all his own birds so that you can be assured of excellent quality.  He started off with a career in horticulture, but wanted to use his extensive knowledge of chickens to provide keepers with good quality birds and supplies. 
 
His yard is truly off-grid, with lighting and electricity supplied by gas, and the chicks reared in his old stone barn…. even the water is from the spring that runs through the property. The views from the back of his paddock are truly lovely at any time of year…. as are the pygmy goat kids.
 
To provide more comfort, we will be running these courses from Wigginton Village Hall, which is just round the corner, so you can visit the yard right after the course.
 
Once you have booked onto your course, you will receive an email from me with your joining instructions. There will be one further email just prior to your course.
 
Beginner's Chicken Keeping Course: an ideal course for those who are thinking about, or have just got their first chickens. Rammed full of advice, information and hands-on practical work, this course is designed to give you confidence in handling your birds, able to do a full health check on them and know what to look for when buying your chickens and coop. The Beginner’s course takes roughly 2-2.5 hours, so we only recommend them to children over the age of 10 years
 
Advanced Chicken Keeping Course: An in-depth course describing chicken ailments and injuries, how some can be treated at home, while others really must go to the vet. Lots of practical work to give you confidence in various techniques. An absolute must for any established chicken keeper. The Advanced course lasts around 2.5 hours - and is very detailed - so we don’t recommend it to children under 12 years.
Due to the Avian Influenza restrictions, we have stopped courses for 2021.
2022 course dates will be available to book shortly.