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  1. What is involved in a chicken keeping course? Would it involve travelling or can it be conducted in another way? I'm just asking because the Covid 19 pandemic has made traveling and visiting other people hazardous. The last time I checked, the lockdown rules prevent people from visiting and gathering with people who are not of the same household. I don't think anyone knows how long this will continue.
  2. This may seem like a silly question, but what kind of vet deals with chickens? I live near a vets4pets but they mostly just deal with cats and dogs and I've had bad experiences taking exotics (parrots and reptiles) to them. They don't have an exotics vet there at the moment. Are chickens classed as exotics or do I need to find a farm vet? I live in Seaburn, Sunderland. There is an exotics vet a long drive from my house, but would they know how to treat chickens? Another thing: what are vets bills generally like for hens? Thanks.
  3. Hi, I'm Tristan. I live in a townhouse in NE England. My house has a big garden which I'm hoping to turn into a home for some chickens - particularly I'm interested in giving a loving home to ex battery hens and I am here to learn as much as I can before I make any final decisions. I have experience keeping birds (parrots) indoors as pets but I currently live alone with just a cat, a ferret and a leopard gecko. Hopefully I'll get some hens soon, whenever the lockdown is over and I can visit other people who keep chickens to get a better idea of what I'm getting myself into! Nice to meet you.

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