Poultry Keeping for Beginners

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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.


“The decision that made me pick between here and other places was when I came to the open day everyone was just really friendly and open, and it just felt like a really welcoming environment to be in.”


“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


Did you know!

  • Learn how to look after chickens and ducks with this 3 hour course
  • Learn the rules around selling eggs from your own home
  • Understand the legal requirements for keeping poultry at home

Course Information


If you are interested in keeping poultry at home but lack the knowledge on how to look after them then this is the course for you!

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This course will give you all the knowledge you need to look after different
species of poultry. The course will include husbandry, handling, feeding,
selling eggs and health care. It is a 3 hour course which will involve some
theory and practical elements.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone that would like to learn more about keeping poultry at home.

Course units/modules

This course is non-regulated but will include detail on the following:

  • Husbandry - including housing, feeding and watering requirements
  • Handling
  • Health
  • Sourcing poultry
  • Breeds - understanding their differences and individual requirements
  • Legal requirements for keeping poultry

Benefits and skills

The course will cover everything you need to start you off as a poultry keeper including safe and effective handling techniques.

Entry requirements

There is no entry requirement for this course.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

There are additional courses within this school that might be of interest.

Assessment types

There will be no formal assessment for this qualification however learners will be expected to take notes on the workbook provided, this can then be referred back to.

Course details

Duration: 3 hours
Course Code: 78034-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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