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Practical Homesteading: Duck, Duck, Goose: An Intro to Waterfowl (9-13)

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
523 total reviews for this teacher
6 reviews for this class
Completed by 15 learners
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu Sep 15

Sep 15 - Sep 22 (2 weeks)
5pm - 5:50pm
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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, dogs, cats, and a peahen. It is very rarely quiet in our busy little patch of wooded coastal foothills. :)
The students will need to watch two videos available via Google Drive link between the first and second live meetings.
The two 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.
50 minutes per week in class, 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
523 total reviews
780 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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