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.


Mr Hens is awaiting our latest delivery of supplies for the hens who are going back to school next week. Just a couple of pallets to unload!
All set up at the show awaiting the judges verdict!
Hens for Hire Ltd Sadly the judges weren't impressed with our birds-but we had a great day!
Ann Randall Looking good ! Good luck! Mx
A lovely weekend away in Sussex with a visit to Sussex Garden Poultry for a catch up on the way home. Today we are off to the Bristol outpost!
We are closed today. If you want to buy some hens please contact us to make an appointment.
These are the birds we are showing at the Stafford Show this year.
Holiday hens seem to be having a nice time!
Eggs anyone??
Hens for Hire Ltd Yes loads more in there now
Harriet Radley You've restocked since I popped by this afternoon.
A cracking thank you card from Walton on Trent Primary School.
Last day of hen collections & it's a busy one! First off to Worcester to pick up 2 incubators then Liverpool, Wigan, Manchester & Chester!
Off to 10 schools in Birmingham to pick up hens.
Morning off to pick up hens from Croydon, Essex, Hertfordshire, North London, Watford & Leicestershire
That's my exercise for the day! 4 school hens decided they didn't like their holiday lodges. A quick run around the pens. All happy & tucked in for the night!
Busy day picking up hens.
Heading into the incubator
Day one of hen 1/2 term pick ups. Off to Derby, Nottingham & Kidderminster.
Another one joins the fleet!
Normal Monday night off to pick up a hen house!
Oooh eggciting! First time showing some hens!