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  24th March 2019 26th May 2019 14th July 2019 15th September 2019 17th November 2019


"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

2018 Advanced course dates: 25th November 2018 2019 Advanced course dates: 24th February 2019 14th April 2019 9th June 2019 18th August 2019 20th October 2019


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

New dates for 2017 will be posted shortly