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The Bothy
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The wonderful world of keeping chickens

Our introduction to keeping chickens experience has been designed for people who quite fancy keeping chickens, or who just want to find out more about them. It could also make a great birthday or Christmas present!

The experience will last for about 2.5 hours and delegates are encouraged to ask questions; discuss areas of interest and get interactive with the chickens and their environment!

As well as teaching you some key phrases in chicken language :) and providing some refreshments and an opportunity to play with the chickens, we'll also explore with you five key areas:

  • Are chickens for me / us?
  • What to make / buy
  • Choosing and buying chickens
  • Looking after my chickens
  • Getting more information


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* Free if included in our family short break experience


  • Sunday 26th April 2020, 10.30am -1pm.
  • Sunday 31st May 2020, 10.30am -1pm.
  • Sunday 28th June 2020, 10.30am -1pm.
  • Sunday 26th July 2020, 10.30am -1pm.
  • Sunday 16th August 2020, 10.30am -1pm.

What you need to know:

  1. Refreshments provided - with an egg theme! (of course!)
  2. Maximum 8 places.
  3. Minimum age 6. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What you need to bring:

  1. Wellington boots
  2. Warm clothing and a coat, as part of the experience is outside.


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