Saturday 14th April – Free Range Poultry Keeping.
Visitors to our garden always admire our free range poultry and this free range poultry keeping course gives you a chance to meet our own flock and learn how to care for your own poultry.
The chickens, bantams, geese and guinea-fowl that we keep here at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens are a vital part of us managing the garden on a sustainable basis. Not only do the poultry provide us with food, but they are part of our “green” pest control system, provide fertiliser and keep the grass in the car park well trimmed.
On our free-range poultry keeping course, John will introduce you to some of our rare breeds and teach you about:
- Buying your hens – which breeds for you
- Housing and bedding
- Feed and water
- Which breeds to keep
- Reducing pests and treating common ailments.
- Protection from predators
So whether you want to keep poultry as pets, a source of food or as part of your sustainable gardening, this course will give you the basics.
Time: 09:30 to 12:00. Cost £35.
Here’s what a previous Free Range Poultry Keeping Course participant said:
“Poultry Keeping Course – What a delight. A warm welcome with a coffee and then 3 wonderful hours spent in the company of other enthusiastic amateurs under the guidance of a real expert in poultry keeping. I was at the “still considering getting hens and even then only two or three” so the hands on experience was just what I was wanting, This really is a course for those like me who have many questions, very little experience but want to know more before taking the plunge in getting hens as well as those who already have a hen or two that are needing help and a more experienced guiding hand. PS the setting is pretty stunning as well. Many thanks – Susan”