At Api:Cultural were not just passionate about things that go ‘Buzz’ were also passionate about other aspects of sustainable living and self-sufficiency including poultry keeping.
Our founder Mark has a wealth of experience keeping poultry having a Degree in Ornithology and time spent on a rare breeds farm rearing and caring for heritage breed poultry. Mark has also worked for the Wild Fowl and Wetlands Trust Centre in Washington where he assisted in the care of a large waterfowl collection and worked in a hatchery rearing Endangered Hawaiian Ne'ne Geese.
Since moving to London in 2005 Mark has kept chickens and ducks on his urban allotment and worked with several community groups, schools and charities to introduce chicken keeping.
We have developed a comprehensive Chicken keeping training package which includes a power point show and printable resource pack. This package is designed to be delivered as a half day course alongside practical demonstrations. We can tailor this package to suit your needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation.
• Visit you with our hens and ducks
• Help you set up your own poultry keeping project
• Provide training
• Deliver hatching projects including incubation hire
• Source/provide you with hatching eggs or point of lay hens
Work with schools
We can offer to bring chickens and ducks to your school, youth club or retirement home to introduce you to our animals.
We can also assist your school in setting up its own chicken keeping project. We can run a training day for your staff, set up your coop and run and source hens for you. We have successfully done this at John Barrie Primary School, Battersea in 2014. We ran a training day for 40 staff during an autumn inset day, helped set up their coops, design their run and sourced hens of a suitable breed for the school. The school now has 6 Miss Pepper Pot hens which are cared for my students, each class has a turn at giving the birds their daily feed and clean out on a rotation.
In 2015 we were invited back to John Barrie Primary School to deliver an incubation and hatching project. We supplied incubators, training on caring for hatchlings and a clutch of fertile eggs. The children hatched 11 chicks which when 3 weeks old were taken back by us and reared on before finding good homes to go to. The children were thrilled with their hatching project and have expressed interest in repeating it in 2016.