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

Course dates for 2019  17th November 2019 Course dates 2020: Sunday 15th March 2020 Sunday 17th May 2020 Sunday 12th July 2020 Sunday 20th September 2020 Sunday 15th November 2020


"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

2020 Course dates: Sunday 9th February 2020 Sunday 19th April 2020 Sunday 21st June 2020 Sunday 23rd August 2020 ​​​​​​​Sunday 18th October 2020


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

New dates will be posted shortly, please email us if you are interested