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.


Watermill Primary School Hens looking festive
That's the Northern hens are back at HQ for the holidays. Tomorrow it's the West Midlands hens.
The van is all loaded & ready. Today's pick ups include Liverpool, Warrington & Crewe. #Christmas 2014 Chicken Run!
All the London & South East hens settled in for their Christmas break. Tomorrow heading up North!
A little job for the weekend.
A busy morning picking up all the East Midlands hens for their Christmas Holidays.
Day 2 of Chicken Run Christmas 2014-off to Bristol to pick up Hens from Elmfield School for the Deaf.
Mushu the Silkie Cockerel enjoying a bit of corn
First hen pick up of the Christmas 2014 Hen Run. 6 hens & 4 quails all settled into their holiday lodges.
Nicola Bradley Quickest hen catch in Paulet history! See you in the new year!
It's a bit windy out there!! Hens were not impressed!
Contact us if you would like gift certificates for the mad chicken person in your life!
Did you know we are an award winning business?
Zoe Ann That's brilliant ;) well done xxxx
Ann Randall Congratulations!
Elisabeth Curnew Woo hoo x congratulations smarty pants xxx
Some of the lovely chicks we hatched this year....
We are getting lots of enquiries and booking for incubators and hatching eggs for Spring 2015. If you would like information and availability please contact us.
Very excited as just completed my registration form for the #SBS get together in January to spend the day with Theo Paphitis & the SBS team. Plus catch up with all the winners!
Hens HQ is closed this weekend to customers, we will be open by appointment next week please message us if you would like gift vouchers or to book onto next years courses.
HQ hens enjoying Apple, pear & cauliflower.
Ooops this was supposed to be an outside dog kennel! Oh well, great for the Silkie & Pekin Bantam who don't like the mud!
Caviera Bedding Is that some Raviera I spot that the hens are enjoying ;)
Hens for Hire Ltd It's cavianthus perfect for a covered run.