17th Nov 2009
Alison, just a note to say thank you very much for your pluck and gut course today.
I feel a lot more comfortable about despatching in the future, and as I have 16 boys to do within the next month, it has made me more confident on all aspects of killing and preparation for the table.
A great 3 hours, very informative and beneficial to me.
Children's Chicken Keeper Course £25
This Children's Chicken Keeper course is aimed at children aged between 8 and 12 who want to keep chickens and will give them the confidence to start on a very rewarding hobby.
The course runs for 3 hours with a maximum of 4 children to ensure that each child is given maximum attention. They will enjoy meeting other children with the same excitement in keeping chickens and previous delegates have made some firm friends on the course!
It is a practical course and our day will start at 9.30am with letting out our rare breed chickens, feeding them and cleaning houses due to be done on that day's rota. Eggs from the pens will also need to be collected. That is followed by a practical session on wing clipping, applying louse powder and how to handle a hen close up. After a break for a drink and a biscuit they will have the fun of using the eggs collected to make cakes to take home for a family treat.
The next course dates are on the right hand side.
Email us from the Contact tab below to check availability and book your place. If you are on the Smallholding Skills website you can book online using the link under the course date on the right hand side. If you aren't on the Smallholding Skills website, but want to book online, click on the link and it will take you to the booking page.
We very much look forward to seeing you on a course soon.