13 years ago we moved our little family from the city to the countryside and got our first 2 hens, who had to be called Margo & Barbara! We wanted to show our children where their food came from.
Never kept anything more exotic than a dog and a cat before and it was an education!
We had a few good life moments, chasing hens around the garden trying to put them back in their run.
From there on it was a slippery slope. We progressed to more and more chickens, then goats for milk (hand milked twice a day) a few pigs and some bottle reared lambs! (lots of comedy stories to go with each!).
We have now calmed down a little and have focused on chickens and 5 years ago I set up my own business Hens for Hire, hiring out hens to schools across the UK so children get to experience To date I have worked with over 40 000 children and again we have a few ‘good life’ stories of PE departments chasing hens around a 3 acre playing field along with the joy of children learning where their food comes from!
We have grown the business and moved to a new location lovingly known as ‘Hens HQ’. Claire’s hen and business experience along with Steve’s teaching expertise has lead to Hens for Hire being the market leader in all things chicken hire related.
I have to say it’s all thanks to Margo & Barbara our first Good Life Hens!