Chicken keeping courses & workshops


"Clare Taylor is the best in the business!"
Clare has been teaching Beginners and Advanced Chicken Keeping Courses for 12 years. Her knowledge and expertise extends into product development for leading Poultry Health & Hygiene producers, as well as presenting instructional videos for our YouTube channel... we are lucky to have her!

Our courses, designed by Clare, are aimed at the complete beginner and also the more advanced keeper. They are informative and we provide plenty of chicken handling, practicals and products to investigate.

We aim to have a very relaxed atmosphere, and will encourage your involvement throughout the course; after all keeping hens should be enjoyable, not a chore.

The courses usually run for about two and a half hours with a break for coffee, tea and cakes halfway, they are held indoors so no need for wellies, there are pens and a full set of course notes within your pack.

"Cotswold Chickens has the best goodie bag of any of the chicken courses!"

Getting Started with Chickens

Getting Started with Chickens

Next course dates for 2018: 18th February 2018 15th April 2018 15th July 2018 9th September 2018 4th November 2018


Avoid the Vet - Advanced chicken keeping course

Avoid the Vet - Advanced chicken keeping course

2018 Advanced course dates: 18th March 2018 20th May 2018 5th August 2018 14th October 2018 25th November 2018


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

New dates for 2017 will be posted shortly