Raising Chickens Diploma Course

Original price was: £325.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview (Sale Price)

Registered Open College Diploma Course

  • SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Certificate Course
  • Upon completion of this course, you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Raisingchickens.Studies.dip which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally, you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This Certificate course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245.00

Course Description

The Art and Science of Raising Chickens!

Introduction to Raising Chickens

Although anyone can raise a few chickens in a UK back garden coop, you will need to make sure that your property is zoned for poultry.

Once you have checked with zoning to find out that chickens are allowed in your area, then you will need to decide if it is acceptable to your neighbours, as some people can be against the idea of backyard chicken farming, particularly if roosters are involved.

Plan to have about 4 square feet of room inside your hen house for each laying hen and about 8 square feet of fenced-in area in your yard for each laying hen. Once you have determined these factors, you are ready to begin raising some chickens!

Raising chickens is a popular hobby throughout the United States, but for fewer people, it is a means of saving money on high-quality, freshly raised eggs from hens that they know are fresh and cared for in a humane manner.

This course is intended to help people learn how to be successful at raising chickens. Chickens are easy to raise, especially when they are young, and they are relatively inexpensive. Once they begin laying, you will be able to easily recoup the initial investment that you have in them.

The choice of chickens you raise is a very personal one, and everyone has their favourite. There are many breeds that lay different coloured eggs and can have different characteristics such as temperament, size, free-range ability, cold climate hardiness, heat hardiness, and many other factors.

As this guide is for beginners, I will not focus on exotic coloured egg-laying chickens like the Araucana breeds. I raise mainly White Leghorns because they are handsome, great layers, and handle confined living well.

Benefits of Raising Chickens

With chickens in your backyard, you will always have the freshest eggs around. There are no worries that your eggs have been in storage for six months, or that they were trucked to your area from another state.

And eggs aren’t the only things your chickens will help produce. They will also provide you with fertilizer for your garden. Not the stinky, chemicals-up-the-whazoo fertilizer, but some of the best, most natural fertilizer you can get.

All you have to do is open your coop door and toss the wood shavings or straw that is in them. If you’re using a deep litter system, then this is a double bonus, as the mud that is created will also build your soil as well.

The only downside to this system is that you cannot put the soiled bedding directly onto your garden. But perhaps a friend or neighbour will take it off your hands, and in return, can give you their organic fruits and veggies that were raised on it.

There are some great benefits to chicken ownership, including free fertilizer, entertainment, and a never-ending supply of fresh eggs, just to name a few.

There can be some drawbacks, such as the early morning crowing (if you have a rooster) or the pile of stinking, ammonia-laden, wet litter that grows at the drop of a hat. But there are ways to eliminate, or at least minimize, the less savory sight and sounds of your chickens.

Basic Requirements for Keeping Chickens

To raise a few chickens that could be pretty handy in letting you have your eggs and meat and also in keeping your yard clear of insects and worms could be a helpful factor. It could also feature in clearing your yard of waste food. However, one must treat chickens as pets.

This means that you should also regard their welfare and well-being. You should give them appropriate shelter, provide them with proper care, and observe the rules, especially with the numbers of allowable chickens in urban areas.

You might be thinking of raising some chickens in your backyard. But before doing so, you should carefully consider your course of action.

Do remember that a responsible act towards animals should be taken into account. You should even learn about basic and legal requirements for keeping chickens, especially when you plan on rearing them in an urban area.

Hence, you should first carefully plan and gather information about keeping chickens to make sure that you would provide proper care for the animals and be a responsible owner. It’s nice to see some animals that serve as your pets.

Keeping chickens is such an enjoyable experience that could even be more fun and exciting, especially if you are new to taking care of them.

Some may assume that chickens are quite smelly. Well, actually, to be honest, they are not, but you can’t avoid having a faint chicken smell in the air of your property, especially if you have plenty of them. Chickens make ideal pets that also provide you with a bounty of rewards aside from the bonded companionship that they offer.

This course is open to anyone to enrol with or without any previous knowledge, qualifications or training in chicken rearing. Anyone is welcome to take this course and ideally suited to beginners!

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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