Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Eggtivity Days & Chick Cuddles

Eggtivity 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)

Queen Chicktoria & Prince Eggbert

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

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New for 2018 Aimed at Nurseries, perfect for little hands and short attention spans!

Our sessions last for approx 45 mins, where children 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.

Avaliable from Spring -Autumn