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.

Bird Flu Notice

As I am sure you have all heard there has been a reported case of bird flu in Yorkshire. Here at Hens for Hire we take the hens and your health and safety very seriously. The hens that are hired out to your setting are kept in a closed flock to minimise the risk of picking up infections. We also check all hens on their return to HQ for the holidays and when they return to schools. Bird Flu is transmitted via wild birds, as yours hens are kept in a enclosed run the chances of transmission are very low.

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.

Social Chitter Chatter - It's just like all the gossip in the coup.

Keep up to date with what's new on Twitter and Facebook for us here at Hens for Hire. Or better still Join in.


The chicks have moved out of the utility room & into the office/shop a little treat for visitors!
Babies first afternoon outside
Been a busy afternoon at Hens HQ. Building hen houses & quail houses for next weeks school visits.
Yey storage/office/shop container is all reorganised! Many thanks to Mr Hens for all is hard work!
Spot of wing clipping this afternoon!
Storage container reorganisation under way!
Off for a spot of hen shopping!
Our next Hens for Everyone Course is on Saturday 24th April, just a few spaces left.
Hens HQ is open: Saturday 9.30-11,30 Sunday-closed(it's my Birthday) Lots of lovely supplies is the shop along with POL hybrid hens & chicks for sale.
Poultry Talk. com We are proud to have Hens for Hire Ltd stocking our Poultry Handbook :-)
Chicks are coming along nicely!
Hens all set up & settled in at Crescent Primary School
Hens happy to be back at Powers Hall School
A few more hatched over night
Newly hatched chicks at Marlow Primary School are making themselves at home!
Another busy day, off to Essex, North London & Croydon dropping hens back at school & setting up a new one. 1st sone quick chick cuddles! (Can you spot them?)
Catherine Thompson shouldnt he have a cap and uniform?
Hens for Hire Ltd He has already asked for a name badge! He will want paying next!
Natalie Stanbrook Love the bunting!
A bit of a I have a driver & carrier of heavy things! I could get used to this! Made easy work of catching 22 hens(all the correct ones too!)
5 chicks hatched so far! I'm off to Birmingham to drop hens back to 10 schools. Just got to catch the correct chickens!
A quick cuddle before bedtime!