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.

2018 Course dates

We are running this course on these dates in 2018 – gift vouchers are available, please contact us for more details.

  • No dates are currently planned for 2018 but we keep a waiting list of interested people and if we get sufficient interest, we'll run one. Please contact us to express interest - email address and phone number are below.

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.


To book a place on the course please contact 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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