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

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Heidi Lathrem, MA: Homesteading/Farm & Video Games
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(586)
Raising waterfowl basics 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) #academic

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
2 lessons//2 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Intro to Ducks/Ducks on the Farm
Part One: An informational lesson on raising ducks, including breeds, diet, health, behavior, incubation, hatching, brooding, and troubleshooting hatch defects. Part Two: Narrated on-site video showing examples of ducks in action, including normal and broody behavior, raising babies, duck interaction, and flight.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Intro to Geese/Geese on the Farm
Part One: An informational lesson on raising geese, including breeds, diet, health, behavior, incubation, hatching, brooding, and troubleshooting hatch defects. Part Two: Narrated on-site video showing examples of geese in action, including normal and broody behavior, raising babies, goose interaction, and flight.
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. :)
Homework Offered
The students will need to watch two videos available via Google Drive link between the first and second live meetings. Four optional response assignments are also available upon request.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Assessments are available upon parent request.
Grades Offered
Grades are available upon parent request.
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.
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.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(586)
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Bringing the practical to the digital.

Hello. My name is Heidi. I've been homesteading for two decades, and homeschooling as long as I've had a school-age kid. I think that learning happens both intentionally and experientially, and there is... 
Group Class

$45

for 2 classes
1x per week, 2 weeks
50 min

Completed by 16 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-13
3-9 learners per class

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