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21 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).
Basic dog collar making course workshop in Lincoln
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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...
Poultry keeping - half day course
Platinum AWARD
(3)
Poultry keeping - half day course
Shropshire
£35
Poultry Keeping - morning course with tutor Alex Logan at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. This comprehensive, practical course is designed to show that keeping poultry is not only pleasurable but also quite straightforward. All aspects of care, housing and breeding are covered including breed selection for eggs/meat, feeding, common ailments and diseases, incubation and rearing chicks, hen keeping and the law. You will need to bring: wellies and dress for the weather as most of the course takes place outside. It was a visit to Acton Scott that first...
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...
Alpaca Needle Felting Workshop in Yarm, North Yorkshire
Bronze AWARD
Alpaca Needle Felting Workshop in Yarm, North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
£45
Would you like to learn something a little bit different using our wonderful alpaca fleece? Come and meet the alpacas and learn all about them on our alpaca needle felt workshop ran by the amazing Carol Lonsdale where you will make your own felted alpaca to take home (not a real one!) Bring a packed lunch and your wellies and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Yarm, North Yorkshire.
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...
Alpaca Care Day - Gloucestershire
Alpaca Care Day - Gloucestershire
Glos.
£50
This one day course is designed for you to discover whether alpacas are for you. We cover topics from how to choose the right alpacas for you, what routine care is required, what medications are commonly used, their nutritional needs, how to spot signs of ill-health, together with plenty of hands-on experience with these enchanting animals. To ensure that everyone gets the most out of our course the numbers are restricted to a maximum of six people.
Basic beekeeping
Platinum AWARD
(31)
Basic beekeeping
Shropshire
£55
Basic beekeeping at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. An informal but comprehensive introduction to beekeeping, including a brief history of the honeybee and similar insects, and their use in the garden and agriculture. Course participants will gain an understanding of the bee’s lifestyle, individual duties and contribution to the colony’s life and development. You will learn how to identify the queen, worker and male drone bee before selecting equipment and suitable locations for hives. General handling and manipulation of bee colonies will be covered, together with honey production, extracting, processing...

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