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Introduction to keeping Chickens

21st-21st May 2022

Introduction to Keeping Chickens

A one-day introduction to looking after your own hens

Bore Place, Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7AR, UK

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If you’re considering keeping chickens, curious about what’s involved or are new or inexperienced and would like to gain confidence, this informal course provides an eggs-cellent (sorry!) introduction to the popular hobby of poultry keeping. The course is designed for beginners, so no previous hands-on experience or theoretical knowledge is required.

The course will cover:

  • A brief introduction to the origin and history of poultry-keeping and breeds
  • What you’ll need to get started
  • Where to purchase your birds
  • Types of housing
  • Management strategies
  • Feed and daily routine
  • Welfare and health
  • Common problems and treatments
  • Selling eggs and the law

There will be a hands-on and practical session where you will learn how to perform an examination and administer simple treatments.

A light lunch will be provided along with tea and coffee. Please note any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please arrive at 9:45am for tea/coffee, for a 10:00am start.

We want our events to be accessible for all – please let us know if you require any additional information or adjustments and we will do our best to accommodate you. We offer free tickets to essential companions – please use the ‘Any Special Requirements’ box at checkout to let us know if you would like to book one. You can also contact us on hello@boreplace.org or 01732 463255 to chat about your requirements.