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.


Hens seem to be enjoying the frosty morning, spinach went nicely with breakfast.
Sam Bradbury What sort is the white hen?
Hens for Hire Ltd Hi Sam, that's Mushu our Silkie cockerel
A lovely sunrise this morning
Project hen pen fence repair is well under way. Fingers crossed we will be as fox proof as possible later today.
Fencing for the hens pens is all set to get repaired and improved on Monday, 2 training courses completed. Time for lunch.
To all the schools who hire hens with us, please check your inbox for our Health & Safety update concerning the Bird Flu outbreak in Yorkshire.
Right all the admin is caught up for planning!!!! Global domination is next on the list!
Off to Hertfordshire to talk Quails this morning
Selfie or should that be henfie?
Sam Bradbury Ha ha.. My son did a henfie when we bought ours home.
Hens for Hire Ltd That's a great picture Sam! How are they all?
Hens all set up at Tame Valley School
Off to set up a new school in Birmingham this morning, just got to find the right hens.
A fantastic chicken table at Elmfield School for the Deaf in Bristol
Elmfield School seemed very happy with their prize winning box!
On route to Bristol for the last hen drop off
Hens all settled in Powers Hall Infants.
Busy day on the road getting hens back out to schools. Today's tour stops included: Crewe, Liverpool , Wigan & Nottingham. Some nice views though!
Hens & quails all loaded in the mighty hen van, today's tour stops are N London, Ware & Witham.
Hens settled back at 8 schools in Birmingham. Just loading up for tomorrow's run down south.
Up bright & early dropping hens back across Birmingham today.....just got to catch them first!