Chicken keeping courses & workshops


Our Chicken Keeping Courses are now running again from the 5th July, we will be limiting numbers to eight attendees in order to observe strict social distancing rules. If demand requires we may add more dates so please watch this space. 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

All 2020 courses are fully booked. Please call to be added to waiting list


"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

"Avoid the Vet" - Advanced chicken keeping course

All Advanced Courses are now fully booked for 2020. Please watch the website in case we decide to add other dates.


"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

"Get started with Beekeeping" Courses

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