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

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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 3 - 6
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Intro to Ducks
An informational lesson on raising ducks, including breeds, diet, health, behavior, incubation, hatching, brooding, and troubleshooting hatch defects.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Ducks on the Farm
Narrated on-site video showing examples of ducks in action, including normal and broody behavior, raising babies, duck interaction, and flight.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Intro to Geese
An informational lesson on raising geese, including breeds, diet, health, behavior, incubation, hatching, brooding, and troubleshooting hatch defects.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Geese on the Farm
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, turkeys, dogs, cats, and a peahen. It is very rarely quiet in our busy little patch of wooded coastal foothills. :)
Homework Offered
Each week will feature a short (optional) response assignment in the classroom.
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 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... 
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4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 10 learners
Ages: 8-13

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