Hens for Hire

School Hen Keeping Specialist

Hen Keeping Courses & Events

We offer 3 courses:
Hens for Everyone & Intro to Incubation are held here at Hens HQ, near Burton Trent in Staffordshire.
Our online Zoom Hen Keeping Course is available where ever you are.

Online Hen Keeping Course

We are now offering Hens for Everyone online, via Zoom.  The course of for 1hr 30 mins live form the Hen Barn here at Hens HQ.  We will cover all the areas we do in our standard course:

  • Hen Handling
  • Hen Care
  • Treatments
  • Feed & Bedding
  • Housing
  • Pest Control

All from the comfort of your own home, plus no wellies or handwashing required!  If you would like to join us just click on the book a course tab, pick your date pay and we will send you all the details of the course and the link, you will need to register with zoom (free of charge) in order to take part.  The course costs £30.00

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So What Do Our Courses Offer?

During the course, we will show you how to handle the hens, plus how to maintain your eglu and hen houses (ours is nearly 8 years old and looking as good as new!) looking after the run (ours has survived having a horse sit on it!) plus our daily routines and health checks.

We also have a cube along with a selection of wooden hen houses. We have 30 resident hens at home a mixture of hybrids and pure breeds, ageing from 6 months to 6 years old. During the school holidays, the numbers swell to over 150 hens so plenty of hens to hug!

Hen Keeping Courses

Hens For everyone

£40.00 per adult – £10.00 per child

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Incubating Chicks

Beginners Guide to Incubation

£40.00 per adult – £10.00 per child

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Please Note

This course is not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

The majority of the course takes place outside so come suitable dressed, we recommend wellies and a raincoat.

Hens For Everyone

An opportunity for you to see how chicken keeping fits into family life! This session is designed as an introduction to keeping chickens and will give you the opportunity to ask your own questions.

Some of the areas we cover during the course are:

  • See an eglu and find out how it works
  • Handle some chickens
  • Eggs and laying
  • Learn how to pick a suitable garden spot
  • Daily care and maintenance requirements
  • How to feed your chickens*
  • Health and wellbeing and observation of looks and behaviour
  • Wing clipping
  • Have a chance to ask as many questions as you want over a cuppa and a slice of cake

* The hosts of this course accept no responsibility for any loss or injury while on the premises. By booking on this course you are agreeing to these terms.