Science & Nature

Practical Homesteading: Duck, Duck, Goose: An Intro to Waterfowl (9-13) (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
509 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 8 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 May 30

May 30 - Jul 4 (4 weeks)
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Mon Jun 13

Jun 13 - Jul 18 (4 weeks)
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Mon Jun 27

Jun 27 - Aug 1 (4 weeks)
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Mon Jul 11

Jul 11 - Aug 15 (4 weeks)
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Mon Jul 25

Jul 25 - Aug 29 (4 weeks)
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Mon Aug 8

Aug 8 - Sep 12 (4 weeks)
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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
509 total reviews
743 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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