Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

New Summer Mini Courses

Yes it is finally Summer! (well in name) we have some fantastic evening mini courses here at Hens HQ.

Mini Mites Course is perfect to refresh you on what to do to deal with mites in your flock and hen house. If you are new to hen keeping, it will give you all the knowledge you need! All in a relaxed environment, light refreshments included plus 10% off mite products in the shop.

Hen Herbs & ‘Chook-Tails’ to celebrate turning 5, we will be sharing the different herbs you can use with your hens and hen house and making a herb ring to take home.  We will also enjoy some evening cocktails, alcoholic an non alcoholic.


For more information and to book please visit the courses page from the SHOP.

Egglympics Training

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Our hens and pupils are getting into shape as part of this terms Egglympics competition.  To celebrate a summer of sport and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  The challenge for the schools is to train their hens to complete some obstacles and send us the video.  Not wanting to be left out we have been having a go at Hens HQ.  You can watch our training videos via our Facebook & Twitter pages.

Our top tip for Hen training is……GRAPES! definitely the right treat to motivate the girls to join in! Also keep the training short and sweet!

Good Luck, we can’t wait to see your videos!

Coming Soon Spring 2017……….

I know that sounds a long way off but here at Hens HQ we are already busy planning our hatchings for next Spring.

For Schools that hire hens for a full school year your incubator hire is included in your hire.  For 2017 you will have a choice of what to hatch, chickens/ducks/quails

Also for all settings that hire incubators you will have the option to ‘Watch us Grow’ a fantastic opportunity to see the chicks develop into young adult birds.



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Hen Holidays

Going away and not sure what to do with your hens?

They can have their own get away here at Hens HQ, our smallholding is right in the heart of the National Forest within easy reach of the A50 & A515, our postcode is DE13 8RH.  We live onsite and the hens are cared for through out the day.

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Your hens can stay in one of our Omlet Eglus, for some well earned R & R, with an enclosed 2 meter run a safe and secure home away from home on the farm.  We provide all the feed, bedding and treats just drop off your hens.  Due to covid restrictions we are offering a booking in/out procedure arranged at time of booking.  For track and trace purposes we will also ask to complete a booking form.  All payments to be made at time of booking via bank transfer.

Our Eglus hold up to 4 hens at a cost of £3 per night per Eglu.


For a small additional charge we can also treat your hens for mites and worms during their stay.

To book please call Claire on 07769711468