Courses

Chicken courses are given by chicken expert Suzie Baldwin, the international best selling author of "Chickens" and "The Smallholders Handbook" and columnist for Country Living Magazine.

Beginners Chicken Course

Beginners chicken courses take place from 10:00–12:30 on selected Sunday mornings at our smallholding on the Surrey / Hampshire border. The cost of the course is £40 and includes sandwiches (egg - would you believe!), cake and tea/coffee or juice. Please contact us for more details and further information and to book your place.  Places may be limited so that we can provide a more personal course for you.

The Hollywater Hens' Beginners Chicken Course includes:

  • Setting up
  • Chicken breeds
  • Feeding chickens
  • Handling chickens
  • Common chicken health problems
  • How to handle your hens
  • Wing clipping
  • Questions and answer session with yummy fresh egg sandwiches, cake and tea or coffee.

The beginners chicken course is a great way to gain confidence and knowledge enabling you to provide your hens with a happy healthy lifestyle.

Also a great way to meet like minded people.
Old clothes and wellie boots are advisable as this is a fun, hands-on practical course.

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