Keeping hens for beginners.
How will the day roll?
11:00am course begins at Magners Farm (bring your wellies!)
12:30pm light refreshments offered
2:00pm course finishes
Where will I be?
The morning session is hosted in our barn E91 E528, Moyglass.
The afternoon session is hosted outside on the farm.
- Light refreshment - coffee, tea, snack
- Details of how to source quality poultry, basic hen welfare, problems with poultry, common mistakes, maximising egg laying, hen feeding, accomodation options, looking to the future of keeping poultry for business.
- Farm visit to Magners Farm - seeing a commercial, working pasture raised poultry farm in operation. View hen accomodation, see options for feed storage and distribution, waterers, pasture management. Learn about collecting, storing and using eggs. Department of Agriculture requirements.
- Workbook and samples
What should I wear?
Please wear outdoor appropriate clothes. Wet weather gear may be necessary as farm tour will continue regardless of conditions (unless unsafe).
Solid shoes such as boots should be worn for the farm visit - it can be mucky!
Please ensure that your shoes are free of any manure or dirt if you are coming from another farm or poultry establishment - foot baths will be mandatory for all visitors.
What do I need to know?
There are no pre-requisites for attendance.
A love of hens is a bonus.