Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Positive Ponies

Meet the Positive Ponies

Our bespoke visits created for your setting, bringing our team of Shetland Ponies & Hens, along with fully trained staff. Equine assisted Learning has been researched as a form of non clinical therapy, which when embraced and engaged with can help improve mental health and wellbeing. We use Equine Assisted Learning to to deliver a therapeutic outcome in group or 121 sessions.

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Our sessions are designed to offer students & staff at your setting, an out of the classroom experience focusing on mental well-being and mindfulness.  Along with the animals we have created supporting worksheets to enhance the experience. We also provide all risk assessments along with access to our online Chicken Club, packed full of resources.

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Areas our activities cover

  • Animal Encounters
  • Mindfulness & Breathing
  • Connection & Calmness
  • Positive Coping strategies
  • Exam & Test Stress Busting

Meet our Ponies

On our visit, we will bring Tom & Harvey the mini Shetland Ponies, though they may be tiny in stature they make up for it with big personalities.
They are brothers and have been part of the family for over 15 years.
They have both been trained using Natural Horsemanship methods and are used to being around small people. They currently offer group and 121 support to visitors coming to sessions here at Hens HQ
They are both very responsive to people they interact with and help humans to make a connection.

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Meet our Hens

On our visit, we will bring a selection of breeds of hen, including our lovely Bantam hens. All the hens are really well handled and used to visiting school setting. They come in lots of different sizes and colours and give excellent Hen Hugs.

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Our sessions:

  • Pony Encounters
  • Wellbeing Sessions – One-off day visit
  • Wellbeing Weekly Sessions
  • Staff Wellbeing Sessions
  • Exam Stress Busters

We can visit for just an hour or half a day. We are fully insured and DBS checked. For full details and for costs of our visit to your setting please use the contact us page.


We can’t thank you enough for bringing your ponies to Danemill. Our children loved meeting Harvey and Tom.The whole package of grooming, walking and learning calming strategies had a positive impact on everyone’s mental health. The children were so engaged, an experience that I’m sure will never be forgotten!Mrs Lee-Danemill Primary School

Sending an extra special thank you to you both for your patience and for keeping up with our demands!‘I just wanted to say a big thank you for the positive pony day that we booked with you before Christmas.

The children were buzzing from the experience and continued to talk about it for days.

The positive impact of handling the ponies and learning about them has been invaluable.

The children had great fun and even those with less confidence, or those children struggling with social and emotional difficulties found it very calming and beneficial to them.

The day was organised well and both of you were great with the children too.

I would and will indeed be recommending this experience to other schools.

Thank you once again and we look forward to doing this again with you again this year!’

K Parker-Springfield Junior School

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Day Visits

Activity Days-let us bring the EGGventure to you! 

The Hens for Hire team will come into your setting, with a selection of HENtastic birds, with lots of handling of the hens.  We can tailor the day for you too, hold sessions for small groups, inside or outside (depending on the weather).

Chick Cuddle & Puddle Duckling Play Sessions

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 Perfect for little hands and short attention spans!

Our sessions last for approx 45 mins per group, where children or residents and staff will get hands on handling with a selection of our lovely fluffy chicks or ducklings, great for outside gatherings.  We also have a selection of dressing up clothes, chick toys (for children not to keen on handling the chicks) plus a few songs!

All the materials and live animals.
Travel to and from your location.

Available from Spring -Autumn

Guest Speaker & Teacher Training

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If you are looking for a speaker for an event, or group meeting why not let us come along and chat chickens!  We can tailor our talk to fit the location and time you need us to and we can even bring some feathered friends along!  Claire has presented at WI meetings, luncheon groups and friendship societies.

We also offer visits for staff and teacher training days, these can be full or half day visits, please contact us for more details.

If you would like to book Claire to attend your group please get in touch.


School Speaking-GCSE, A-levels & B-tec Animal Handling

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Claire has been a guest speaker at schools assisting with GCSE & A Level lessons, in areas as diverse as Food Preparation, Business Studies and ICT.  We also offer animal handling sessions perfect for schools offering B-Tec courses.

If you would like to book us to add more content and context to your subject please get in touch.


Terms and Conditions

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before placing your order.

Once you have picked your products please follow the procedure set out on the website. Please make sure your information is accurate.

Each order shall be an order to purchase goods subject to our terms and conditions. We will not be bound to supply any goods ordered until we have notified you of acceptance of your order. We are entitled to reject any order and will notify you of any such rejection.

Full payment for any goods ordered must be made by credit, debit card via Paypal in advance of delivery.  For incubator and hen hire we accept BACS payments, please contact us for information. All prices are in UK pounds sterling.

All products are advertised for sale subject to availability. In the event of us being unable to supply the goods ordered, we will inform you as soon as possible.

We try to ensure that the prices indicated on the website are up to date and accurate. However, we accept no liability for any errors and omissions and the final price of goods is the price in force at the time of us accepting your order.

We offer all our customers a refund to their goods covered under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000. We will refund the sums paid for the goods delivered to you as soon as possible. All goods which you intend returning to us must be kept in good condition whilst in your possession.

If you wish to cancel a booking made on one of our courses, all courses bookings are non-refundable within 72 hours of the start of the course. Cancellation procedures for Hen or Incubator Hire packages are as per the booking form at time of booking.

If goods are found to be faulty or damaged upon delivery or not of satisfactory quality, please contact Claire at Hens HQ within days of receipt of the goods. We will, at our option, deliver replacement goods or refund the price paid.

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