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15 animal husbandry workshops found

Courses and workshops in keeping poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, quails and turkeys), pigs, goats, heavy horses and donkeys. Bees too! Learn the skills you need to care for and raise these animals properly. The course may cover skills such as foot care, feeding, breeding, rearing, ploughing, using a harness and cart (for the horses and donkeys).
Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
Silver AWARD
Beginning Your Chicken Keeping Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£48
A 3 hour morning course discussing chicken keeping. Learn about the pleasures and perils of keeping hens in your garden, their suitability as pets and the joys of having your own fresh free-range eggs. What you need to know if you are just setting up and their care needs. A follow-on course is held in the afternoon, covering caring for your chickens. If both courses are booked for the same day we provide a complimentary lunch. Course Programme: 3 hours, 9.30am - 12.30pm 1. All About Chickens An introduction, background...
Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
Silver AWARD
Caring For Your Chickens Course - Poultry Care
East Sussex - Next course on 23rd August 2019
£48
A 3 hour afternoon course - both a practical and theory session. The more you handle your chickens the more friendly they become. Some people plan to spend a lot of time with their hens and others simply like to know how to handle them should it become necessary. This course is aimed at all chicken keepers wishing to feel confident that they can carry out a basic health check, caring for and handling their hens in the correct way. A beginners course is also held in the morning, "beginning...
Introduction to Goat Keeping
Introduction to Goat Keeping
Wiltshire - Next course on 24th August 2019
£99
Join us on our farm for a one day course designed to give you the knowledge and experience to decide if keeping goats is for you! Or, perhaps you have had goats in the past and want to brush up on your skills and understanding of these very unique and rewarding animals. The day will be a combination of time spent inside talking and discussing all things goats and plenty of time outside getting hands-on experience of handling, moving and looking after our goats. We will cover: The fundamentals of...
Basic dog collar making course workshop in Lincoln
Bronze AWARD
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Basic dog collar making course workshop in Lincoln
Lincolnshire - Next course on 27th August 2019
£30
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own ribbon based dog collar, choose from a selection of our designs. All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal. A hot drink is included on arrival, a voucher to use in the cafe for 'elevenses' and a voucher to use towards purchases afterwards in 'Fabric Corner'. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final stitch. You can choose whichever size collar your require on the day from: Extra Small Small Medium Large Please register...
Chicken keeping
Chicken keeping
Bristol - Next course on 31st August 2019
£30
This chicken keeping workshop will tell you the basics that you need to start keeping chickens. It will cover housing, the day to day needs of chickens, the common diseases and parasites you might encounter and a look at other poultry and how to hatch your own birds. The course includes a free handbook. The tutor, Juley Howard, has a smallholding in Somerset and has been keeping backyard hens for over 30 years.
Pet bandana making course workshop
Bronze AWARD
Pet bandana making course workshop
Lincolnshire - Next course on 3rd September 2019
£30
This is a half day course where you will learn how to make your own fully lined slide over the collar dog bandana, choose from a selection of our fabrics in one of five sizes All materials included, basic sewing skills ideal but not a must. We will cut the initial pattern through to the final stitch. Please register your interest. Small groups welcome and we cater for parties on alternative dates (Max 8) Diane has over nine years experience within the pet industry designing and producing for small and...
Working with Heavy Horses - one day course
Platinum AWARD
(2)
Working with Heavy Horses - one day course
Shropshire - Next course on 7th September 2019
£95
Working with Heavy Horses at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Spend the day learning how to care for heavy horses and how to work with them. You will start by grooming one of Acton Scott’s heavy horses, understanding the importance of foot care, feeding regimes and general horse husbandry. You will then learn how to put the harness on before going out into the fields to begin driving a cart and undertaking fieldwork. Suitable for beginners, the day will be physically demanding. You will need to dress for the weather...
Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
Gold AWARD
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Introduction to Sustainable Beekeeping
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 2019
£40
Would you like to know how to keep bees sustainably, on a small scale? Or are you just intrigued to know what goes on inside that enigmatic wooden box...Maybe you have heard about the plight of our bees and want to understand how to best help them. Many people would like a colony of honeybees in their garden, and on this course I will show you how a hive works, and how to keep your bees happy and healthy with minimal intervention. Topics covered include: What type of hive Where...
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
Silver AWARD
(6)
Beginning Your Beekeeping - Two Day Beginners Course
East Sussex - Next course on 14th September 2019
£198
An intensive course to get you started, explaining all about the honey bee, helping you choose your hive and equipment, how and where to set up your apiary, the bees management and pests and diseases. Not forgetting when and how to extract that lovely honey. An informal couple of days spent with others interested in beekeeping. A wealth of information from a highly experienced beekeeper and a chance to see the different equipment available, along with a useful pack of course notes to take away. Where the bees and weather...
Working with donkeys - half day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Working with donkeys - half day course
Shropshire - Next course on 15th September 2019
£60
Working with Donkeys at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. Dusty, a rescued seaside donkey, joined the farm in 2002. He is a very useful working animal around the farm, pulling the cart and a range of light machinery for ground work – his small hooves can be a real advantage! During this half-day course with resident waggoner, Simon, you will learn how to care for a donkey and how to harness up and prepare Dusty for driving the cart and working in the field. You will then lead Dusty into...

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