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Chickens, Ducks & GeesePoultry Classes

Beginners Poultry Classes

For those who want to learn a little more about keeping poultry, we are delighted to recommend Hunters Lodge Living which give family orientated beginners classes on poultry keeping. A 10% discount is available to Petmania customers, so be sure to let Fiona know we sent you when you call. Find out more at:

Course Content

The Beginners Poultry Class is designed for those who are considering keeping some chickens and would like to gain a little hands on knowledge before they get started. The class, which takes place in Fiona's garden, amongst her own chickens and ducks, gives you an opportunity to see first hand what keeping chickens is like. Topics covered include:

  • Benefits of keeping chickens
  • What breeds to choose ( eggs or meat )
  • Chickens basic needs
  • Housing (how to keep the fox out)
  • Bedding
  • Food and feeding
  • Hygiene
  • Handling chickens
  • Ailments
  • Q&A (over a cup of coffee)

Children of all ages are very welcome on this course, once they are accompanied by an adult.

Your visit to Hunters Lodge can take up to 2 hours. Remember, you are visiting an ordinary family garden, complete with weeds and grass that should be cut! But you will find this an excellent opportunity to see what keeping chickens is really like.

Wellies are a good idea if the weather is not good!

Cost: €20 per person (10% Discount for Petmania Customers)

Booking: See

Please Note: This course is offered by an independent provider and Petmania hold no responsibility for the content, facilities, costs or other related matters. Any discounts offered to Petmania customers have been negotiated at September 2011 and are subject to change or withdrawal at any time.

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