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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

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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

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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.

Courses

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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

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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.

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Busy afternoon at HQ. ground sanitiser sprinkled in all the pens & new woodchip being put down. 3 persistent houses that have suffered with red mite this year have been 'bombed' fingers crossed it will work!
Hens already making themselves at home! A great set up & staff training session in Bristol today.
Off to set up a new school with hens in Bristol today.
What a lovely day the hens enjoyed hosting the course today. 3 hens went off to their new home. Shop has been busy too. We picked up the kids new quails who are settling in nicely fingers crossed eggs will follow shortly!
Cakes are baked, hens are primed, already to welcome today's Hens for Everyone course attendees.
Going to be a busy weekend here at HQ! 3 tonnes of woodchip to lay, houses to treat & a new outside dog run to put up! Plus a fully booked course tomorrow!
It's a little chilly here at Hens HQ, after working outside this morning it's nice to come in for lunch & to warm up-dogs seem to agree too!
Running your own business is never dull, after a return trip to Essex to Pick up an unwell hen. Then home to receive a delivery of Caviera Bedding!
Van all packed with supply hens off to Essex as the hens there are feeling a little under the weather.
Some feedback from our courses: 5 Out of 5 Stars Eggcellent - Michele, 11 August 2014 Very professional , friendly and welcoming. Very informative relevant information. Would recommend to others. 5 Out of 5 Stars Useful and fun! - Sarah, 18 March 2014 After this course we felt completely ready to collect our chickens. Cleverly got my son over his slight nervousness too - hug a chicken! 5 Out of 5 Stars A Very. Good Grounding - Jean, 17 March 2014 Steve and Clair were excellent hosts. They have extensive knowledge about their hens and were very thorough in relaying their knowledge and experience without putting you off. We were made to feel comfortable and got to handle a hen and were able to ask whatever questions we needed. It was interesting to see how very different there hen houses can be and the different kind of feeders and drinkers. Also we had a gorgeous piece of home made cake in their kitchen while looking at their chickens under warmth of the hot lamp. An excellent afternoon and it was not raining.Yeah Thank you.
We have a lovely selection of hybrid hens for sale here at Hens HQ. They have all just come into lay. Fully vaccinated. If you want to ensure you have fresh eggs of the winter, add a couple of hybrids to your flock. £15 each
Our next Hens for Everyone Course is on Sunday at 1.30-3.30pm A great afternoon learning about hen care, hen houses and lots of hen hugs. Not to mention tea and cakes. £15 per person.
A good start to Monday 2 large hen pens fully raked over & ground sanitiser sprinkled so it smells a lot sweeter!
https://www.facebook.com/claire.peach.129/posts/10151939601280841 In case you missed it earlier this year....
Confidence, cooking and creativity: discover how chickens are transforming classrooms across the UK
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
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.