Saturday June 22nd 9:30am - 12:30pm
Imagine the joy of collecting your own eggs from the straw of your very own hen coop?
Most back gardens can support a couple of laying hens to give you fresh, delicious and nutritious home-reared eggs. GIY’s Michael Kelly has been keeping a flock of hens in his garden in Dunmore for nearly 15 years, and his 12-year old son now sells the eggs in an honesty box at their gate! Join Michael at GROW HQ for a morning to talk through the basics of keeping hens and meet celebrity hens Thelma & Louise from Episode 1 of GROW COOK EAT! The course will cover:
- The Basics of Hens
- Buying Hens – Where to Buy Them, How Much to Pay
- Hen Breeds
- Housing Hens – Building or Buying
- Keeping them Safe
- Food & Water
- Keeping Them Healthy
On the day, you will enjoy a delicious, award-winning, home-grown HQ lunch cooked by our award winning Head Chef JB Dubois.