Care Farming UK Case Study: Happy Hens, Derbyshire

Case study notes on a care farm with a large scale poultry enterprise of 24,000 free range hens.

Year of Publication2012

• Large scale poultry farm with 24,000 free range hens, started in 1989 by Roger and Beryl Hosking • There are also 3 acres of vegetables, 200 sheep, and other income generating activities: the farm rents out premises for conference facilities and parties, conducts farm tours, has a shop/tea room, and offers vocational training in commercial horticulture and agriculture. • Staff includes one special needs teacher

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