Easter at Hen Corner – the chicks are hatching

There’s nothing that says Easter quite like fluffy chicks hatching. It’s a big responsibility because it doesn’t always necessarily go to plan, but Sara Ward at Hen Corner in Brentford has this year committed to incubating her chickens’ eggs in her local church for all to see.

They are hatching now. She has published a video showing them pecking through the shells and struggling out of their confinement, and very cute they are too. They are to be found at St Paul’s Chutch, Brentford.

‘Chick Club’ is 10.00- 10.30  Tuesday and Wednesday morning (12 and 13 April) when you can go and see them and hear about how they are kept. Alternately you can take part in the Easter Sunday morning service at the church at 10.30am, where the chicks will be playing a leading role.

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A few places left to hug a hen on Easter Monday

Sara lives The Good Life, running a smallholding with her husband at an end of terrace house in Brentford, from which she runs courses in chicken and bee keeping, bread / sausage / cheese / fresh pasta and sundry other cookery courses. Hen Corner is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme.

Easter at Hen Corner is always popular, as children explore the garden looking for signs of new life.

You will be welcomed with drinks and home-made treats, then it’s time to explore the garden, meet the chickens, hunt for eggs then get creative in the conservatory. Activities may include making your own hot cross buns and Easter crafts. The session will end with a hot cross bun and you will be sure to have something to take home with you.

There are still some spaces left for Easter Monday, (18 April) in the morning from 10.30 – 12.30. Usual price is £20 per person for the session (all children must be accompanied by a paying adult).

Sara offers Chiswick Calendar Club Card members a 10% discount. To take advantage of the discount, email her at Life@Hen Corner.com. Otherwise just book online on her website.

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