Hens For Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialists

Welcome to Hens for Hire

Hen Keeping in Schools

Hens for Hire is a unique hire service. We offer schools the opportunity to experience hen keeping and all the benefits it brings to students, whilst removing the set-up cost, on-going responsibility and holiday cover of keeping hens in school. We provide full support and training for all staff.

Interactive Learning With Hens

Keeping Hens helps connect young people with their environment, food and animals in both urban and rural settings. We provide you with the expertise, resources and information which are prepared by our teaching staff to make hen keeping in school easy, fun and rewarding.

Hens For Hire


At Hens for Hire, we provide a range of Hen Hire options for Schools, Nurseries and Childcare Centres. These can be tailored to meet both your curriculum requirements and your budgetary requirements.

Incubator Hire


Our Incubator Hire service provides Schools, Nurseries and Care Homes the opportunity to hatch eggs and enjoy the chicks. It's a fantastic way to experience the excitement of chicks in the classroom.



During our Hen Keeping Courses we'll show you how to handle the hens, how to maintain your coop and look after the run, plus we'll teach you all the daily routines and health checks that you'll need to do.

Is Hens for Hire Right for you?

At Hens for Hire we want to make sure you get the best experience from your time spent keeping, caring for and learning from chickens. With this in mind, we have spent many years building Bespoke Hire Options for our wide variety of customers and we'll be only too happy to do the same for you.

Each hire option is built around your individual budget, needs and curriculum plan and you can be sure of our ongoing support and training throughout our time together. You can find out more about our Hens for Hire, Incubator Hire and Courses with these links above.

If you'd like to get in touch to discuss your requirements in person, why not give us a call or visit our Contact Page for more details.

Call: 01283 820771


Did you know?

Hens For Hire won the Theo Phaphitis Small Business Sunday Award this year.

So what is Small Business Sunday? #SBS as it's known by it's 'hash tag' handle on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis back in October 2010. Each week small business owners like us have to pitch passionately about our business in 140 characters or less. Theo then reviews the tweets he receives and chooses his favourites.

We were very pleased to be chosen and to receive the award.

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Great lunchtime staff training session. Quite a lot of hen hugging!
Not such an early start, off for lunchtime staff training at school in Nottingham
Happy hens back at Anfield
Off to Liverpool to drop of some hens back to Anfield School.
Hens all seem happy to be back at school.
To start the week I'm taking hens back to 2 schools in Birmingham & visiting hens in Nottingham.
Great morning setting up Hens at a new school in North London.
Off to set up hens at a new school in London today.
Happy Hens back to 2 schools in Birmingham & Southam.
Hens set up at Brookfield Primary School in Birmingham-I think they are going to be popular!
Happy Hens at schools in Nantwich, Manchester & Wigan.
Today I'm taking hens to Leamington Spa & 3 schools in Birmingham. Vans all loaded just got to find the right hens.
Tomorrow the Hen show will be making stops in Nantwich, Manchester, Warrington & Liverpool!
Busy day on the road settling hens & quails back into schools
Off to Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire & Essex today delivering hens back to schools.
What a lovely start to the morning enjoying the sun rise in the chicken pens.
Day 4-off to Birmingham busy day 5 schools to rerun hens to. Hen wagon is looking very full hope I haven't forgotten anything!
Day 3 of hens back to school, today's stops are in Nottingham.
Paulet High School have really been bitten by the poultry bug! Now have 4 laying hens, 2 of this years hatched to grow on & quails. All in the purpose built enclosure made by the DT dept!
Nicola Bradley Love having them back!
Day 2 of the September Chicken Run!