Chicken keeping courses & workshops


Our Chicken Keeping Courses are now running again from the 30th May, we will be limiting numbers to six attendees for courses dated up to June 21st in order to comply with Government restrictions. 

On these first dates, you will be required to attend with a mask and gloves, and the seating will be socially distanced. We are not yet sure of the PPE/social distancing guidelines for gatherings after 21st June.

 Cotswold Chickens has been running Beginners and Advanced Chicken Keeping Courses for 12 years.  Clare our course leader is very experienced and with her 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

Getting Started with Chickens

At last we are delighted to announce the new 2021 dates - New date added of the 6th June


"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

At last we are delighted to announce the new 2021 dates


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

Please email us if you are interested