Smallholding

Backyard Poultry Keeping Course

If you’ve every fancied keeping your own hens for really fresh, free-range eggs, but haven’t “plucked up” the courage, we can help!

Poultry-keeping course

Come along to our smallholding in Barry, by Carnoustie and learn the basics of backyard poultry keeping.

Course overview

On our half-day course we’ll cover

  • Housing and bedding
  • Feeding
  • Buying hens
  • Handling hens
  • Health and hygiene
  • Legislation

You'll get the opportunity to handle our hens and see how the theory translates into practice. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion.

2014 Course dates

There are no future dates for the poultry course for 2014. If you would like to be notified when we add dates for this course please contact rosemary@accidentalsmallholder.net or call on 07986 451129.

The course costs £45 including refreshments.

Course location

The course will be held on our smallholding in Barry, Angus. We are 8 miles north of Dundee, on the east coast of Scotland. There is plenty of car parking. We offer a pick-up service from Carnoustie Railway Station which has regular trains from the north and south.

Please contact us for details of overnight accommodation available nearby.

Booking

To book a place on the course please contact rosemary@accidentalsmallholder.net or call on 07986 451129.

Booking is essential as numbers are limited.

Rosemary Champion

About Rosemary Champion

Rosemary lives on a 12 acre smallholding in Angus, in the east of Scotland, where she keeps Ryeland Sheep, Shetland cattle and assorted poultry. She was destined to be a smallholder from an early age.

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