All About Chickens! (FLEX - Upper Elementary/Middle School)

Kristin Olsen
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(39)
Follow along as I raise a flock of chickens from egg to adult, and learn nearly everything you need to know before getting chickens in this eight week interactive FLEX course for upper elementary and middle school aged learners.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
The student will:
Learn the pros and cons of using an incubator or broody hen to hatch eggs.
Learn why it is important to remove non-viable eggs from the incubator.
Understand why it is important for chicks to hatch unassisted.
Be able to select chicken breeds.
Be able to identify features in an ideal chicken coop.
Learn different types of chicken feed for various stages of development.
Learn basic chick care.
Homework Offered
Students will complete assignments individually, spending about an hour each week working on the course.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Learners should have a notebook available to place their notes and handouts from class to use as a reference when they have chickens.   Various school supplies (such as pencils, glue, colored pencils, etc) should be made available.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
If I am hatching eggs during the time the course is offered, I will show a video opening eggs that did not hatch.  This may be graphic and not suitable for all learners.  Please communicate with me prior to week three if you prefer your child not view this portion of the lesson.  Enrollment in this course implies consent for the student to participate in all activities.
The students may enjoy further learning using various websites, youtube videos, or books throughout the course.

Available times

Table of available sections

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(39)
Hello!  My name is Kristin.  I was a licensed Teacher in Oregon prior to having children (ages 8-12) and focusing on their education.  I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Western Oregon University in Middle and Secondary Education... 
Flex Class


for 8 weeks
8 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 24 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 8-13
1-10 learners per class

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