New chicken keeping courses for all the family
These courses are no longer available
Pocket Farm and chicken supplies specialists Handpecked Poultry have teamed up to offer chicken keeping course from this Spring.
Outside of the obvious eggs, chickens are a great addition to any smallholding or backyard providing everything from a ready supply of compost to a chance to win rosettes at the numerous shows around the country…it’s no wonder chicken keeping is becoming so popular.
The Hertfordshire-based courses will provide an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of chicken husbandry as well as the opportunity to increase your knowledge if you are a new keeper.
Each 2 hour session features both practical and theoretical aspects including:
– Handling chickens
– Why do you want chickens?
– Cost and savings
– Choosing the right number and breed
– Creating the right environment
– Legal requirements
– Protecting against predators
– Feeding and treats
– Organic or non-organic?
– Types of bedding
– Common health issues and remedies
– Wing clipping (don’t worry, it’s not painful for them!)
There will also be a Q&A session for any more specific questions you may have.
Dates and times
Courses dates run from April to August 2015 and are available on:
Sunday April 12th, 10am -12am, Bayford Nr Hertford
Sunday May 10th, 10am -12am, Bayford Nr Hertford
Sunday June 14th, 10am -12am, Bayford Nr Hertford
Sunday July 12th, 10am -12am, Bayford Nr Hertford
Sunday August 9th, 10am -12am, Bayford Nr Hertford
Places are limited to ensure a personal and tailored experience so book early.
Prices are £30 for adults £15 for children (under 16, must be accompanied by a paying adult) with discounts for couples and families. Light refreshments will be provided.
You will receive an information pack summarising everything covered on the course and you will also be eligible for discount offers on birds and supplies from Handpecked Poultry.
Come and join us for a fun, informative day out.
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