Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Hen Keeping & Hatching in Schools

Great News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We will be offering our Incubator Hire from the start of July 2020. We will be adhering to all the Government guidelines and social distancing regulations to provide the service.  We only have a limited number of dates to hatch with us for Summer 2020 so if you would like details for both our Education Setting & Home Hatch Experiences please contact us ASAP.

We are Covid-19 ready!

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To respond to the Covid-19 Crisis we are preparing work for the Recovery Curriculum and how hens can help with mental health and wellbeing when returning to school.

Brand New Online Hen Keeping Courses-click on the courses tab for more info. 


Interactive Learning With Hens

Hens for Hire is a unique, award winning hire service. We offer schools the opportunity to experience hen keeping and Incubator Hatching with all the benefits it brings to students, whilst removing the on-going responsibility and holiday cover of keeping hens in school. We provide full support and training for all staff. So why pick hatching with Hens for Hire?  We only hatch rare and pure breed poultry in partnership, all of the chicks return to Pages Poultry at the end of your hire period.  They are then grown on and go onto to new homes as family pets or breeding birds and some go onto become prize winning show birds at local and national level.

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. Adding hens to your setting, increases student engagement and activities enrichment and can be linked in with all areas of the National Curriculum.




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.


The Hens For Hire Experience

As seen on TV!!!!! We recently featured in the new series of ‘Our School’ which was aired from Tuesday 3rd September 2019 on the CBBC channel at 17:30.

We had a whole episode chatting chickens with the wonderful year 7 class, in this episode you’ll see how the students are quick to engage and how much they can learn by interacting with Chicks and Hens throughout the whole cycle. It’s a great example of what the Hens for Hire service is all about.  To learn more about our service, please feel free to get in touch.

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Did you know?

Hens For Hire won the Theo Phaphitis Small Business Sunday Award.

#sbs Small Business WinnerSo 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.


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