Introduction to Keeping Poultry

Many people are interested in keeping chickens, but there is a lot of conflicting information. I have been keeping poultry for many years, and can help and advise on housing, breeds, brooding, cockerels, and feeding. Come along to my course to learn how best to keep your garden chooks happy and healthy.

Topics covered include:

  • Fox-proof coops and runs
  • Sourcing your hens
  • Handling your hens
  • The importance of free ranging, and avian flu alternatives
  • Feeding and healthy treats
  • Eggs and breeding
  • Cockerels and chicks
  • What to do with chicken manure
  • Pests, diseases, and natural supplements
  • Quick discussion about ducks, quail, and geese

This course is run at a mutually agreed date and time, and costs £35 per person, or £60 for two booking at the same time. Gift vouchers are available if you’d like to give this course as a present.

We will spend most of the time looking at the hens in my garden, and there will be a handout with all the information we discuss as well as plenty of opportunity to ask questions. We will have fresh tea, cafetière coffee, herbal tea, and homemade cake during the break. Courses run from 2-3.30pm at my cottage in Hellingly.


  • July 10th
  • July 18th
  • August 7th
  • August 14th

Introduction to Keeping Poultry (1 person)

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Introduction to Keeping Poultry (2 persons)

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