Date(s) - 1 Sep 2019
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This half day session is for more experienced keepers of chickens to learn more in detail about anatomy, physiology and common diseases of poultry.
We will cover the healthy hen and how to a perform health check, breeding and incubation, rehoming ex-commercial birds and introducing new birds to your flock. After this we will move on to treating common ailments and parasite control. We will discuss some commonly used supplements, treating basic injuries and more importantly what to look out for when you will need to visit the vets. The course will take a more scientific route including discussing dissections so is aimed at adults, though mature children with a genuine interest in poultry are welcome.
The morning will finish off with a Q&A session over refreshments guided by attendees to seek advice and share experiences.
Attendees will go home with a goody bag containing a pen, keyring and course notes as well as various poultry leaflets, product samples and more!
Tutor: Lewis Wescott of DrChickenCourses.co.uk
Lewis (AKA Dr. Chicken) is currently studying Veterinary Medicine after graduating from Aberystwyth University with a BSc in Animal Science and dreams of going on to become an Avian Vet. He has been lucky enough to give talks about chicken keeping at the Edible Garden Show and BBC Gardeners’ World Live as well as running a day course at Highgrove Estate, home of HRH Prince Charles.
“When I first entered into the world of owning chickens Lewis was my first port of call. He is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, hospitable and kind. I have now been a chicken keeper for three years and cannot imagine having a garden without a chicken in it. I am extremely grateful for the help and advice he has provided me with. I cannot recommend this course highly enough.”
Discounts available for booking both this course and ‘Starting Out Keeping Chickens’ (£60 for both) and additionally for those booking onto ‘Poultry Despatch, Pluck and Gut’ on Saturday 31st August 2019 (£150 for all three).
Accommodation available at Denmark Farm: Eco Lodge private room: £37 per person/per night (min 2 nights), Dormitory: £20 per person/per night or Eco Campsite: £12.50 per person per night. All these options include use of the main kitchen in the Training Room for self-catering. There is also an option to hire a private self-catering apartment in the Eco Lodge for £300 (sleeps 2 people/up to 3 nights).