Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Day Visits

Day Visits, Events & Guest Speakers

We offer a range of day visits, event visits and speaker engagements.  If you would like more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Activity Days-all based around the humble hen. The Hens for Hire team will come into school for a ½ day and with a group (up to 30 children per group) and run activities around the following topics.

Lifecycle of the Egg

  • 21 days of egg incubation-what happens along the way
  • What happens when they start hatching
  • How they grow-feathers & chick development
  • Chick handling & cuddles
  • Art activity-eggs & chicks
  • (all materials will be provided)

Hen Fever

Part of our Historical Hens project

  • How the Victorians brought hens to the British Empire
  • Hen Fever-the chicken craze started by Queen Victoria
  • The Queens Hen House
  • The Royal Hens-breeds & hen handling
  • Looking the Part-Dress like a royal hen keeper
  • (all materials provided)

Egg Scientists

An interactive science session all based around eggs.
Hens in Space-How Nasa will get eggs to Mars

  • Experiment 1-Spinning Around
  • Experiment 2-Weigt Lifting
  • Experiment 3-Walking on Eggs
  • (All materials will be provided)


Full Day:  £250.00
Half Day: £125.00

Cost Covers:
All the materials and were appropriate live animals.
Travel to and from your location.


Chick Cuddle Sessions & Events

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Aimed at Nurseries, Care Homes & Events- perfect for little hands and short attention spans!

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


One Session: £50 (within 40 miles of DE13)
2 Sessions (same date & location): £80.00

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

If your location is further afield please get intouch for a price.

Available from Spring -Autumn

If you would like us to attend your Spring and Easter Event please get in touch


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.