Chicken Keeping Courses
I have been teaching fun and informative Chicken Keeping Courses - at beginner and advanced levels - for over 15 years. My courses are aimed at both the complete beginner, and also the more advanced keeper; they are informative with plenty of hands-on practical work with chickens, experienced advice, as well as products to review and suggest.
My Advanced Chicken Keeping Course draws chicken keepers from all over the UK!
I provide a very relaxed atmosphere, and encourage your involvement throughout the course; after all keeping hens should be enjoyable, not a chore. Chicken handling and cake eating are compulsory (although not at the same time!) and you will get plenty of opportunities to ask questions as the course is steered by your requirements. You will also receive a compre-HEN-sive goody bag full of supplier information, course notes, pens, free gift, samples and (if I can wangle it) money off vouchers.
I run all my own courses, and am also available to come and talk to your groups, such as companies, schools, Brownies, Guides, the WI and charities - especially animal rescue charities - to give a basic overview of life with chickens. Check out my video page for a taster of the videos I have recorded for various companies........ and some just for fun.
Our 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.
I have been teaching for 15+ years now, and people travel from all over the country to attend them, 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.
2024 Chicken Keeping Courses
17th March 2024, Advanced - FULL
21st April 2024, Beginner
19th May 2024, Advanced
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 prospect of another Avian Influenza lockdown this 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.