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.

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

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Busy morning collecting eggs & picking some for the Draycott Village Show. I have never entered eggs in a show, I'm a bit nervous!
Apparently my son saw this and thought of me!
Great to see one of our incubators working hard over the summer holidays!!!
A lovely afternoon Hens for Everyone course lots of cake & chicken chatter! Next course is September.
Hens seem happy with Fridays afternoon treat of water melon!
Very happy that I managed to install the new Hen Cam! Now I can watch them from anywhere!
Our next Hens for Everyone course is on Saturday 1.30-3.30pm. There are a few spaces left, please get in touch for more info or to make a booking. Lots of hen hugging included!
Asima Ayub Donna Simpson-Bradley this looks like fun!
This mornings eggs! If anyone would like any please get in touch!
The babies are really enjoying the outside world!
Paulet High Schools chicks that hatched at the start of June, not so small now! First day in an outside hen house!
Nicola Bradley Ah they are gorgeous! Can't believe how much they have grown! Can't wait for September!
Today's treats corn ok the cob!
Claire Montgomery Can't beat a bit of corn OK the cob!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today's egg order all packed & ready to go!
Hens for Hire Ltd 24 boxes & still some eggs in the house!
Today is eat your greens day at Hens HQ-they went down a treat!
Joelle Harris My hens are very helpful dealing with the courgette glut - they do prefer them sliced tho.
Out next Hens for Everyone course is on Saturday 9th August 1.30-3.30pm Lots of hands on hen hugging! Plus tea & cake! £15 pp.
Eggs anyone? £1 for 1/2 dozen!
Paulet High School girls enjoying a dust bath!
Nicola Bradley Ahhhh my girls! Hope she is better now?
Clean gulgs & grubs all packed up for summer!