Courses -

 

BASIC CHICKEN KEEPING:

 

Host:  Hilary Gaskin          

 

Dates:

** Courses will restart in April 2022 ** 

All courses run from 14:00-16:00 hrs

Course dates for 2 or more people can be arranged by

request - please call or email to make an enquiry

Location:  Lavender Cottage, Winchester Road, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1BW

Minimum class size: 2, Maximum class size: 6 

 

Audience: New owners or those thinking about keeping chickens

 

Cost: £40 per person, booking by email, payment by Bank Transfer in advance, details at the bottom of this page. 

To check availability or register your interest, please email hilarygaskin@gmail.com

Click here to see what satisfied delegates say about the course.

 

- The course will take place in my garden under cover (bring a jumper, it may be chilly)

- Tea, coffee and homemade cake will be included in the cost

- At the end of the course, there is an optional visit to my Hen Hotel (3 mins drive away)

     you will be able to see a variety of different breeds (it isn't muddy at either location)

- There is wheelchair access to the course

- The course is not dog friendly

- Accompanied children must be over 12 years

 

The course will cover:

 

  • Your current situation, space needed etc.

  • Choosing housing - viewing a plastic 'Omlet Go-Up' and wooden housing

  • Foxes and other predators

  • Choosing chickens - different breeds

  • Feeling comfortable handling chickens and transportation

  • Care of poultry, housing and run - daily, monthly weekly and yearly

  • Settling in new chickens

  • Feeding, watering, equipment and treats

  • Behaviour - pecking order, broodiness and eggs

  • Health - moulting, common diseases and parasites

 

There will be notes available and plenty of opportunities to ask me questions and discuss other areas of interest.

 

To book - please enquire about availability by email or phone 07768 664510

  Bank details for payment transfer -

   Hilary Gaskin | Sort code: 30-90-85 | Account Number: 21519260

 

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