Poultry Keeping for Beginners

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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!

Course Information

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 adults that would like to learn more about keeping poultry at home.

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 / 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.

Career Progression

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

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Course Details


3 hours

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Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Learn how to look after chickens and ducks with this 3 hour course


Learn the rules around selling eggs from your own home

Extra Curriculum

Understand the legal requirements for keeping poultry at home

School of Land & Animal Sciences
Leeds City College
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