After your initial call or email expressing an interest in what we offer we will
make an appointment to pay you a visit to chat through the options, practicalities and
how you can best use the hen hire experience in your setting, this is a
free, no obligation visit.
initially offers 2 hen hire packages to suit different settings and
budgets as detailed below but we are willing to accommodate some adjustment to suit your setting.
Package 1-The Standard package- 4 weeks hire
You and your children hire 2 hens, their coop and all the equipment and organic supplies they will need for 4 weeks.
the hand puppet will visit before the hens arrive to talk with the
childen about looking after her friends. Henrietta brings lots of
laminated photographs of the hens and their equipment which you can use
for discussion or display.
delivery day the children help to set up the coop and have a hands-on
session with the hens, learning about them through looking closely,
touching them and asking questions. The children are also prompted to
choose some names for their guests.
Each week we visit to help clean out the hen coop, move it onto fresh ground and lead an activity with the children.
In week 1 the children make tasty pecking block treats for the hens following Henrietta's recipe card.
week 2 a cockerel comes to visit and the children have a go at
collaboratively drawing or collaging a picture of him, if there are
chicks available we will bring some of these to visit too.
week 3 the children join in with our fun story sack session acting out
'The Little Red Hen makes Pizza', this involves lots or verbal
participation, role-play and pretending to eat a playdough pizza.
it is time for the hens to go back to Oak House Farm, Henrietta leads a
circle time where everyone can share their favourite moments or talk
about what they have learned during their hens stay.
This package is priced at £250
Package 2- The short package - 2 weeks hire
If you prefer a shorter hire period, our short package offers 2 hens and their coop with all the equipment and
supplies they will need for a 2 week period.
On delivery day the children will help set
up the coop and everything the hens will need and have a hands-on
session learning about them through looking closely, touching and
asking questions,they will also be asked for suggestions for names for
We visit in the middle of the hire period
to help clean out and move the coop onto fresh ground and lead an
activity with the children, you can choose from
- making tasty pecking blocks for the hens
-having a cockerel come to visit and be drawn or collaged
-sharing our 'Little Red Hen Makes Pizza' story sack
When it is time for the hens to leave,Henrietta the hand puppet leads a circle time where everyone can share
their favourite moments or talk about what they have learned during the
hen hire experience.
The short package is priced at £150