Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Positive Ponies

New for Spring 2021 let me introduce Positive Ponies!

2020 has been a challenging year for both staff and students, mental health, wellbeing and self care are now a focus of the recovery curriculum. We believe that animals can have a powerful impact and create a meaningful connection through our sessions.

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Our bespoke visits created for your setting, bringing our team of Shetland Ponies & Hens, along with fully trained staff.

Our sessions are designed to offer students & staff at your setting, an out of the classroom experience focusing on mental well-being and mindfulness, all from the safety of your bubbles.  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

  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Breathing
  • Connection & Calmness
  • Positive Coping strategies & Fun!

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 14 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 & Humans

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.

Our Humans

Stephanie Gaunt

After leaving University, with a BA Hons degree, I worked in the corporate environment but I always felt that I wanted to combined my life-long love and experience of horses with my passion for helping people.

In 2009 I made the life changing decision to travel to the USA to study and train in horse and human psychology at The Natural Horsemanship University. I graduated as a 3* Instructor and enjoyed teaching people all over the world and helping them with their horses.

In 2011 I became involved with ‘The Horse Course’, which is now a leader in well evidenced high impact Equine Intervention. I have facilitated courses all over the country in many different settings and continue to be thrilled at the great success Equine Facilitated Therapy and Coaching can bring to people of all ages enabling them to make powerful, long lasting changes and to build life skills to achieve a brighter future.

I run a successful Equine Facilitated Coaching business around being a mum to two young children and enjoying competing my own horse to National level in British Dressage.

Claire Peach

After graduating from University and travelling I worked as a trainer, facilitator and manager for 15 years in communications and banking.  I set up Hens for Hire 10 years ago, specialising in setting up schools with hens around the country.  My award winning business has worked with over 20 000 pupils and staff sharing the joy of hens.  During that time I saw the positive impact animals especially hens can have on the mood, outlook and wellbeing of children. Personally I have been on a journey developing my horses and horsemanship, through natural horsemanship.

Claire & Steph who will both come out on site to lead the pony and poultry sessions, have over 40 years of equine & poultry experience between them.  Both are fully trained in handling the hens along with a wealth of Natural Horsemanship expertise and training.  Both Claire & Steph have worked extensively in educational settings delivering 121 and groups sessions.  They are DBS checked, have full liability insurance along with animal transport certificates. Claire holds Parelli Natural Horsemanship Level 1 & 2 certificates, while Steph holds a level 4 certificate. We also hold a Covid Readiness Certificate.

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Our sessions:

Pony Encounters

  • For up to 15 pupils per session
  • 1 hour sessions (50 min sessions to allow for bubble movement & cleaning of equipment)

Wellbeing Sessions – One-off visit

1 hour sessions (50 min sessions to allow for bubble movement & cleaning of equipment).

  • For 6-10 pupils

Wellbeing Weekly Sessions

1 hour sessions (50 min sessions to allow for bubble movement & cleaning of equipment).

  • For 6-10 pupils

Staff Wellbeing Sessions

1 hour CPD session (or as along you would like).
Suitable for everyone!
After everything our amazing school key workers have had to cope with and adapt to this year, we provide a fantastic opportunity for staff to have time out of the classroom, outside, connecting and interacting with our animals.

 

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.

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Registration

Free membership is disabled on this site. Please make a payment from the Join Us page to pay for a premium membership.

You will receive a unique link via email after the payment. You will be able to use that link to complete the premium membership registration.

Day Visits

Activity Days-let us bring the EGGventure to you! Perfect for settings working within in a bubble at school or to your home for a party.

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 and bubbles inside or outside (depending on the weather).  All of this can be delivered in a safe socially distanced way, with full risk assessments and under current Covid guidelines.

Chick Cuddle & Puddle Duckling Play Sessions

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Aimed at Nurseries, Care Homes, Events & Birthday Parties- 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

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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.

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.

If you wish to make a complaint about any of the services offered by Hens for Hire or the service and products on our website please contact us at via the Contact us page.

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