Keeping a few chickens
This one-day course is designed for those who are thinking about keeping chickens. Sue Baker (click on her name above to see more about her) will help you to make up your mind by showing you what it involves.
The Keeping Chickens Course will include:
History of the humble chicken
Breeds – which is best for you?
Buying and handling – what to look for
Housing and Equipment
Day to day care, welfare and behaviour
Problems, pests, diseases,
Q & A
Handouts and welcome pack including bibliography, further reading and useful websites and magazines will be given.
COMMENTS from PAST STUDENTS:
Enjoyed the whole day – great day of food and company as well as being instructive. Would recommend to anyone who would be interested. Thank you. Lesley C.
The leader was extremely knowledgeable but towards the end I was subconsciously trying to move her on. Having said that I feel she did really well considering she lectured for five hours.
I thought Sue was a very good talker with a lot of experience. It was nice being in a small group so we could ask a lot of questions.
Excellent tutor. Very well informed. A little nervous at the beginning but this soon wore off. Excellent facilities and food. Thank you.
Probably worth publishing/distributing a course agenda before starting i.e. timetable of subjects/breaks and timing. Excellent course generally.
A fantastic course. Feel I’ve got a much better understanding of what a happy chicken needs and looks like. Sue is a hugely knowledgeable tutor with a wealth of practical examples. The mill itself is a stunning venue. Bob & Anne have taken such care to restore the site to its former glory and then improved on it even further.
It was a real bonus having the three beautiful chickens available for Sue to demonstrate various issues, and to learn how to handle them ourselves.
What to Bring
Warm clothes and strong shoes (there is no tarmac on the farm so you will not feel comfortable with light shoes).