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Introduction to keeping poultry - Liverpool

About the course

About the course

Introduction: Delivered at Croxteth Campus this course will develop your knowledge & skills to promote health and welfare with a range of commonly kept poultry.

What are the entry requirements?

None, an interest in keeping poultry.

How long is the course?

1 Day

What will the course involve?

Theory aspects:

- Identify commonly kept poultry in the UK by identifying key features

- Diet and husbandry requirements

- Identifying signs of good and poor health

- Where keeping poultry can go wrong

Practical aspects:

- Setting up poultry accommodation

- Providing correct diets

- Creating enrichment for your feathered friends

What equipment will I need?

- Come in clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty, all other equipment will be provided

- Candidates will be provided with an apron but should wear closed-toe, rubber soled, non-slip footwear.

How will I know if I am making progress?

- Candidates will gain the satisfactory background knowledge and practical experience to satisfy the needs of poultry husbandry at home.

What course work will I be expected to complete? Some small hand outs will be given to all learners to take away.

What can I expect to learn from this course?

You will leave having a formal understanding of the basic requirements of keeping a range of domestic poultry as well as a basic knowledge in poultry health and handling.

This course does not lead to a formal qualification but can be supported by a Myerscough College attendance and completion certificate if required to commence and support further training.

Are you looking to take up an activity, gain qualifications for employment or volunteering, or improve your existing skills?

We have a range of course available for you at our Croxteth Campus in Liverpool. Find out more about our free courses in the Liverpool City Region.

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