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Chicken Keeping Experience

near Battle, East Sussex   

• Learn all about how to keep your own chickens!
• Half and full-day courses available in East Sussex
• Hosted at a farm that supplies hens for home farms
• Fun and informative courses all about chickens
Full Day Chicken Keeping



What's Included

• Choose from one of the below course options

Half Day: Beginning Your Chicken Keeping
• Learn all about keeping chickens including chicken breeds, housing, equipment, feeding and routine requirements
• Gain a wealth of information from a highly experienced chicken keeper
• You will receive a useful pack of course notes to take home
• Refreshments including tea, coffee and cake will be provided
• Course duration is 3 hours

Full Day: Beginning & Caring For Your Chickens
• Morning session on the Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course
Afternoon course on Caring For Your Chickens
• A classroom session about the perils of poultry keeping
• A practical session in handling hens
• You will receive a useful pack of course notes to take home
• Refreshments including tea, coffee and cake will be provided
• Full day course including lunch

What Can I Expect

Chicken keeping courses - where you find out which came first, the chicken or the egg! Joking aside, there's more to keeping chickens than lifting the lid on the nest box and collecting the freshly laid eggs (although that is by far the biggest benefit!) and these courses will teach you all about how to keep chickens.

Not so many years ago the big supermarkets had everything covered. Prices were low and it was all super convenient for us as shoppers. Not so much fun if you were a battery hen. Fast forward to now and more and more of us are wanting to keep a couple of chickens in the garden to provide the freshest, tastiest eggs that are, of course, totally free-range. And that's where these courses come in.

We are offering half and full-day chicken keeping courses at a farm in East Sussex. The sessions are led by Jason, who is an expert in 'home farming'. As well as looking after chickens, rearing them and teaching courses about them, he's also rather adept at building bespoke chicken runs and enclosures, as you'll find out

During your time at the farm you'll hear all about how you get started in keeping chickens as pets/layers. The 'Beginning Your Chicken Keeping' half-day course gives you all the basic info you need, from which breed to choose, where you keep your chickens and feeding tips too.

Those on the full-day course attend the 'Beginning' session in the morning and then stay on in the afternoon (after a tasty lunch on the farm) to go more in-depth about caring for chickens. You'll also learn chicky facts like why chickens are territorial foragers and that each hen very much has their own character. There's always one wanting a stroke, another who eats all the titbit treats and a cheeky one trying to escape!

By the end of these chicken keeping courses you'll be well-informed on keeping chickens and quite possibly feeling ready to invite a couple of hens to live in your garden. If you didn't know your Millefleur from your Lavender Pekin Bantams, you certainly will do after attending one of these great courses that are fun, informative and useful!


• Courses are available on selected Fridays throughout the year
• Half Day: 09:30-12:30
• Full Day: Morning session 09:30-12:30, lunch and afternoon session 13:30-16:30


• Catsfield, near Battle, East Sussex

Suitable For

• Suitable for all ages
• Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating adult


• Spectators are not permitted

Anything Else

• Please bring a notebook with you on the day
• Parking is available at the farm entrance
• For the full day experience including lunch, if you have any dietary requirements please make these known when booking
• Courses take place in groups, maximum 10 people
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

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Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
Chicken Keeping Experience
Full Day Chicken Keeping
Total Price£99.00
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