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Practical Homesteading: Duck, Duck, Goose: An Intro to Waterfowl (14-18) (FLEX)

The basics of raising waterfowl from a practical homesteading farm perspective: from duckling and gosling to geese and ducks. Incubation, hatching, brooding, growing, and mating behaviors. (Zoology, biology, anatomy, veterinary, farming)
Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
524 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
No live meetings
Over 4 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 10 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Sep 19

Sep 19 - Oct 24 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Oct 3

Oct 3 - Nov 7 (4 weeks)
Flexible Time
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Class Experience

Students will learn the basics of how to care for ducks and geese.
In addition to several years as a veterinary assistant, I have been homesteading for more than 20 years, raising waterfowl for at least half of that time. We also keep diary goats, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, and a peahen. It is very rarely quiet in our busy little patch of wooded coastal foothills. :)
Each week will feature a short response assignment, and learners are expected to post in the classroom and interact with other learners' responses.
The video portions of this class are hosted on Google Drive and accessible via a link provided in class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
This course talks about predation as a part of keeping waterfowl. Some learners may be sensitive to the reality that some animals will kill and eat other animals. I do have one photo that shows the size comparison of a goose and a bobcat. Both are deceased and laid out side-by-side, but not gory.


Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
Lives in the United States
Linguist, online teaching veteran, homeschool mom, gamer, and duck farmer
524 total reviews
781 completed classes

About Me

Bringing the practical to the digital.

Hello. My name is Heidi. I've been teaching for more than ten years, with extensive experience both in the classroom and online platforms, with students ranging from kindergarten through grad school. 

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