Keeping Chickens


One Day Course on Keeping Chickens with Lizzie Offen

Saturday 3 September 2022

Time: 10am – 3pm


Booked courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

Full details below


Keeping Chickens: About the Day

You will spend the day learning all there is to know about keeping chickens at home. You will also have the chance to meet and handle some of Lizzie’s own chickens. The day covers practical chicken care including; choosing the correct type of hen for you, catching and holding the hens, inspecting, washing, wing clipping and egg laying.
 Our knowledgeable instructor will guide you through housing & husbandry, finding the best solutions and discussing the many options available. You will learn how to protect your chickens from predators, what to feed your flock and how to care for their medical needs. You will gain knowledge about their health and the pests they are susceptible to. The day will cover the best ways of breeding, selecting for meat or egg production and what to do with excess eggs, with some delicious recipes. By the end of the course, participants will know everything needed to set up with their own chickens. You will be entirely confident to keep hens, keep them healthy, treat ailments, breed chicks and generally gain enjoyment from their poultry.

You will need: Sensible clothing and footwear.

About the instructor:


Born into the farming world, Lizzie Offen has been around animals her whole life, including many breeds of poultry. Growing up, chickens, turkeys, ducks and guinea fowl were all a symbiotic part of daily life and today chickens, ducks and peafowl are resident at the farm. These include many rescues that Lizzie has rescued and reared for release, including wild ducks and pheasants.

Lizzie is incredibly passionate about animals and birds and sharing her knowledge of them, to provide a more fulfilling life not only for them, but also for those of us lucky enough to be able to invite them into our lives.


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