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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.

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

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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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Some fantastic art from St Peter's RC Primary School in Birmingham.
A great time talking hens at Minworth School
Morning all after sorting out hens, horses, dogs & kids I'm off to Minworth school to set up their hens & a quick health check at St Peter's on Bham.
After what feels like forever...diary poured over and spreadsheet completed! Oh yes the incubation master plan for school hatching 2015 is completed! Just got to collect over 200 eggs and hope they are fertile!
Not long till Easter then....
A very busy morning with lots of enquires about hatching eggs & hens in the spring!
A very busy morning with lots of enquires about hatching eggs & hens in the spring!
Normal Wednesday at Hens HQ, delivery of stock...only 2 pallets to unloaded! Least it wasn't raining or snowing!
Normal Wednesday at Hens HQ, delivery of stock...only 2 pallets to unloaded! Least it wasn't raining or snowing!
Caviera Bedding I spy with my little eye something beginning with C ;)
So today was the first look at the test eggs...3 no's & 12 I'm not sure will check again in a few days.
So today was the first look at the test eggs...3 no's & 12 I'm not sure will check again in a few days.
Hens were very happy with some left over fruit cake!
Eglu all moved into the Reception class playground ready for the hens to arrive next week.
Hens are back at Yenton school the nursery children were very happy to see them.
Thanks for a fantastic afternoon ! Learnt so much and was lovely to meet you x
Countdown to Wednesday to candling day! Fingers crossed we might have some chicks!!!well in 2 more weeks!
Spot of baking with the kids this weekend!
Lovely sunny weather for our first course of the year!
A fantastic course today & lovely ladies braved the January weather to hug a hen and chat chickens!
Emma Jolliffe It was great, thank you so much :)
Hens for Hire Ltd You are welcome! Anytime!!!