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Chicken Keeping Courses in the Oxfordshire countryside 

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.

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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.

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.

2023 Courses

12th February 2023, deferred due to AI lockdown

5th March 2023, deferred due to AI lockdown

26th March 2023, Advanced, deferred due to AI lockdown

23rd April 2023, Advanced - FULL/PAST

4th June 2023, Advanced - FULL

2nd July 2023, Advanced - FULL

6th August 2023, Beginner - FULL

10th September 2023, Advanced - FULL

22nd October 2023, Advanced

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