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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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!
Hi, i wondered if you are interests in a cockeral, a stablepoot. My daughter goes to paulet high school and knows mr peach, Jasmin meers. We had some chicks and 1 has turned out to be male so we cant keep, just a thought...karen meers x
Hens for Hire Ltd Hi Karen, thanks for your message I'm sorry we don't offer cockerel rehoming. Harlaston Poultry NR Tamworth do. There contact info is on their website. Thx Claire
Karen Meers Thanks for reply karen
Manchester hens picked up (despite the terrible traffic) now off to Yorkshire to pick up hens from Barkisland Primary School.
Sam Bradbury Your doing some miles, do you get to enjoy the summer holidays 😉
Some of our hens, home for the summer
Hens back from the north, hen health checks done & they are now sunbathing in the hen pens. Only 2 more schools to pick up from then they are all back for the summer!
Hens seem to like the new super feeders!
Wednesdays tour stop takes me north. Picking up hens from Crewe & Manchester.
Phew....another warm day out in the van, had some company from number 1 son. Happy hens have had their health check ups & now settled into their holiday homes.
So today was the seaside then the palace, tomorrow's whistle stop tour includes, Essex, Hertfordshire & Northamptonshire! All for the love of chickens!
Start of another busy week here at HQ, tomorrow I am off to pick hens up from Bournemouth and Hampton Court.
Very exciting George Clarke he of Amazing Spaces & Restoration Man likes Paulet High School Hen Bungalow! (via Twitter)
Katherine Sadler Great!! I don't get the twitter thing???
Another busy day collecting hens...was great to see the amazing new hen pen built by students at Paulet High School. Will be in the Burton Mail next week!
Off to Burton, Swadlincote & Birmingham today picking up hens. Plus the grand opening of Paulet High Schools new chicken pen!
Off to pick up hens in Nottingham-going to be a bit warm in the mighty hen van!
So you will need a little imagination, Watermill Primary School have made this fantastic wire chicken!
Off to collect more hens & houses from Birmingham today
As the school hens are back......that means eggs are back on the menu!!!! Get in touch if you would like any!