Short Course on Caring for Chickens and other Poultry
$199.00 Inc GST
Lessons, Quizzes, Final Test, Certificate
About this Course
Become an expert at raising and caring for chickens and poultry!
The Caring for Chickens and Other Poultry Study Guide is a complete learning guide for people who already own or are considering buying their first flock! This short course is ideal at encouraging you to become familiar with the scope of the industry in your area and at testing your knowledge so you can feel confident handling the practical issues of poultry care. Perhaps you work in a poultry or pet care business and would like to formalise what you learn – you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion at the end.
This short course covers 6 lessons that explores the history and origins of chickens and other poultry, the overall nature of caring for chickens, recognising breeds, the fundamentals of feeding and nutrition, health care, general management of a flock and the industry services and opportunities. It is designed to take around 20 hours to complete from start to finish!
Like all of our animal and agricultural courses, this course is founded on research from history, agriculture, science and business. A wealth of information comes from academic writers who have years of knowledge and experience working with animals including poultry.
How does it work?
At the end of each lesson, you will be given a short interactive test to undertake, which will provide an indication of how your learning is progressing. Upon completing the very last lesson, you will be offered a more thorough automated test or examination. This final assessment can be undertaken at any time of day or night; and any day of the week; and if you achieve an overall pass (60% or more); you will be able to obtain a “certificate of completion” with your name and completion date on it.
Note: these short courses are self-guided online courses and are not to be confused with tutor-supported online courses.
Your TutorDr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.
During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.