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

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.
Kristin Olsen
36 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 18 learners
No live meetings
Over 8 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 29 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Nov 27 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Nov 7

Nov 7, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Dec 5

Dec 5, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Jan 2, 2023

Jan 2, 2023 - Feb 26, 2023 (8 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

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.
Students will complete assignments individually, spending about an hour each week working on the course.
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:
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
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.


Kristin Olsen
Lives in the United States
36 total reviews
78 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Kristin.  I was a licensed Teacher in Oregon prior to having children (ages 6-11) and focusing on their education.  I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree from Western Oregon University in Middle and Secondary Education... 
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