Join John Shepherd, smallholder and Commonwork Tutor to find out what it takes to keep chickens, including food, housing and health.
The day will include talking about the origins of chickens, moving on to discuss the different breeds and the subtle differences needed in their upkeep. We'll discuss different designs and layouts of hen houses and runs and analyse the advantages and problems which can arise. There will be a practical side to the day too, and everyone will be able to take turns to hold and learn to handle chickens, undertake a simple inspection and practice treating and wing feather clipping.
Click here to read what BBC Good Food Magazine had to say about the course in June 2014.
The course costs £59pp which includes a light lunch.
Contact Becky Baldock, BeckyB@Commonwork.org 01732 463255 to book your place.
Payment can be made either by cheque (made payable to Commonwork Trust) or by BACS. Just ask for the BACS details when booking your place. Unfortunately we are unable to take card payments over the phone.