Poultry Dispatch, Pluck & Gut Course

Next courses are to be held at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre in Lampeter, West Wales

Courses start with a seminar style introduction covering rearing birds for the table, breeds, and their husbandry. Using models, props and posters we then learn about the external and internal anatomy of birds paying particular attention to the organs we eat, where we may find parasites and signs of disease; important knowledge when rearing meat birds.

Participants will be taught how to humanely dispatch a meat chicken and then how to pluck their birds, first we cover dry plucking and then wet plucking.

The chickens used for the course are reared free range on a 22 acre smallholding less than 10 miles from Denmark Farm - talk about low food miles!

You will then learn the gutting process in a bright and airy classroom complete with instructions to take home for you to follow later and reinforce what has been learnt on the day.

To book courses, please email info@DrChicken.co.uk – limited places available!

Poultry Boning Knives and Commercial table birds at day old or grown to dispatch age are available to order in advance for collection on the day – please see Additional Information pages for info

Course cost is £95 to include your free range meat chicken, a specialist poultry boning knife (worth £12), 
course notes to follow step-by-step at home and continued support by email
– all you need to provide is an apron and a cool box or bag in which to take your chicken home!​

Course Dates:

Booking now:

2020 dates coming soon
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre,

near Lampeter, West Wales

Courses usually begin around midday and last around 4 hours.

I understand the worries participants may have whilst learning to dispatch birds and so take the time to explain the process in detail.

 Courses will be held in small groups to ensure all participants are supported throughout the whole process of dispatching and dressing, so that individual assistance can be given where necessary. 

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

For those travelling from further a field, accommodation is available at Denmark Farm. 

Eco Lodge private room: £37 per person/per night (min 2 nights), Dormitory: £20 per person/per night
or Eco Campsite: £12.50 per person per night.

All these options include use of the main kitchen in the Training Room for self-catering.

Or why not spend a relaxing long weekend at Denmark Farm and hire a private self-catering apartment in the Eco Lodge for £300 (sleeps 2 people/up to 3 nights) or spend a few nights in the Glamping Yurt which sleeps 2-4.

Please contact me before purchasing to confirm spaces available.

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