Chicken keeping courses & workshops


Our Chicken Keeping Courses are now running again. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own PPE and we do still socially distance as much as possible. We have excellent hand washing and sanitising facilities.

 Cotswold Chickens has been running Beginners and Advanced Chicken Keeping Courses for 12 years.  Our course leaders are very experienced and with their knowledge and encouragement you will leave our Beginners courses confident and ready for your new venture. Our Advanced courses should build on the Beginners course and hopefully will help you avoid expensive vet visits for those minor ailments. Our staff back at the shop are always on hand or at the end of the telephone should need any further assistance. Indeed once you purchase hens from us you can take advantage of our "Lifetime of advice".
Our courses 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 goody bag of any of the chicken courses!"

Getting Started with Chickens New dates for 2022 published shortly

Getting Started with Chickens New dates for 2022 published shortly

Please note we can still run one to one Beginners courses at our shop premises.Please call for details.


"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course New dates for 2022 will be published shortly

"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course New dates for 2022 will be published shortly


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

Please email us if you are interested