29th Sep 2009
I am so very grateful to you for making it possible for us to have our chickens. Without your chicken course I don't think I would have felt confident enough to get them - it was just what we needed to set us on the road to chickens.
We decided to take on some ex-battery chickens and today they are scratching around in their run. I just love watching them! We are now waiting excitedly for our first egg!
Learn Humane Culling Technique £15
Alison is a DEFRA registered poultry slaughter woman and we run courses to teach you how to humanely kill a chicken. It could be because the chicken is injured, an unwanted cockerel, or a chicken destined to be the next meal.
You will be taught to kill a chicken quickly and humanely in a way that you will be able to use easily at home. Killing a chicken does not require strength and the technique is easily learnt. If you are at all worried about killing a chicken, this is the place to do it where there is expert help on hand to explain the technique clearly before you have a go. You are then helped individually when it is your turn. You can bring your own chickens with you if you want to and we will have chickens here for the course.
The cost is £15 and can be paid on the day by cash or cheque.
The next course dates are on the right hand side.
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