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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The end to a busy week, all the hens collected settled into their holiday houses & enjoying some seasonal pumpkin!
Just a few hens picked up today...all checked in for their 1/2 term holiday
Off to 9 schools in Birmingham collecting hens.
Another busy day, hens picked up from Liverpool, Wigan, Manchester, Nantwich & Nottingham.
Off to London on the hen roadshow
Congratulations to Elmfield School for Deaf Children, they won the heaviest egg! Goody bag for the hens will be with you after half term!
Kay Wakeley Well done to Elmfield x
Last week Springfield Junior Schools long serving hens retired from active service. Today their new hens arrived & made themselves at home.
A busy weekend getting HQ ready for the hens half term holidays, over the next 4 days hen will be returning from 22 schools, 50 hens and 6 quails! a busy few days in the mighty hen van!
Busy few days getting HQ ready for the return of the school hens for half term!
Kay Wakeley Ive emailed Claire but havent had a reply back yet
It's world egg day!!! Add some yolk to your day!
Next years hatching egg parents have arrived! Lemon cuckoo Orpington bantams!
Chris Price I am sure I recognise them. lol.
Clucking in the rain, just clucking in the rain.....
Sam Bradbury Fabulous .. 🐔
Busy afternoon at HQ. ground sanitiser sprinkled in all the pens & new woodchip being put down. 3 persistent houses that have suffered with red mite this year have been 'bombed' fingers crossed it will work!
Hens already making themselves at home! A great set up & staff training session in Bristol today.
Off to set up a new school with hens in Bristol today.
What a lovely day the hens enjoyed hosting the course today. 3 hens went off to their new home. Shop has been busy too. We picked up the kids new quails who are settling in nicely fingers crossed eggs will follow shortly!
Cakes are baked, hens are primed, already to welcome today's Hens for Everyone course attendees.
Going to be a busy weekend here at HQ! 3 tonnes of woodchip to lay, houses to treat & a new outside dog run to put up! Plus a fully booked course tomorrow!
It's a little chilly here at Hens HQ, after working outside this morning it's nice to come in for lunch & to warm up-dogs seem to agree too!