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Poultry Despatch, Pluck & Gut ~ FULLY BOOKED

Poultry Despatch, Pluck & Gut ~ FULLY BOOKED

This event is now fully booked but another one will be running on 3rd September 2017

Participants will be taught how to humanely despatch two broiler chickens and then how to pluck the birds, firstly dry plucking and then wet plucking.

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You will then learn the gutting process in a bright and airy classroom – the second bird will be taken home with instructions for you to gut later and reinforce what has been learnt on the day.

Courses will be held in small groups to ensure all participants are supported throughout the whole process and given assistance where needed.

Lewis (2)Tutor: Lewis Wescott of 

Lewis 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.”

Fee: £75 – includes two meat chickens, a specialist poultry boning knife (worth £12), course notes to follow step-by-step at home and continued support by email – all you need to provide is an apron and a cool box or bag in which to take your chickens home!. Discount of £10 total when you book places on both this course and Getting more from Keeping Chickens.

To book: Please email or visit for more info and to book your place.

Accommodation available at Denmark Farm: Eco Lodge private room: £33 per person/per night (min 2 nights), Dormitory: £16 per person/per night or Eco Campsite: £10 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 £200 (sleeps 2 people/up to 3 nights).

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You may also be interested in other poultry courses at Denmark Farm: Getting more from Keeping Chickens plus many other workshops throughout the year.

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