“Chicken Chat” Short Summer Program for K-2nd grades.  July 6 & 7.  9:00-2:30. No Bus!


A new opportunity offered at Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc., (a non-profit, children’s charity). Come learn at and enjoy our beautiful, educational Farm Program and see all our “educators,” our 30+ Farm Program animals that includes chicks, ducks, geese, horses and pony, sheep, goats, pig and plenty of farm dogs and cats too.

Learn all about adult chickens, baby chicks (we have three new breeds of chicks on order) and egg development as well. Feed, care for and pet the babies and learn what they need to grow and thrive. Also learn about maintaining the health and longevity of adult chickens. We will have great discussions on housing, predators, the best food to feed, etc.

The Short Summer Program is taught by an Oregon State Certified Teacher with over 40 years of livestock experience. As a non-profit, children’s program we have educational goals to “teach and reach” children and youth with farm animals, agriculture, gardens and rich, natural resources.

The cost is $149 per student.

Please wear long pants (even if it is hot out) layers (you will need a jacket in the mornings), sturdy tied-on boots and have well-fitted, leather work gloves. Please bring a water bottle and a sack lunch each day.

Please clip your bangs and use a hair tie. Girls or boys are not allowed to have hair flopping in their faces for safety while working with large or small animals. Pull your hair back and pin it down or wear a ball cap please.

So sorry for the inconvenience, but similar to many other companies, we are having trouble finding skilled staff to hire. We are therefore not offering our OMF, Inc. bus to transport students for the “Chicken Chat” Short Summer Program. Enjoy the lovely drive out east along the Gorge to Corbett. We are located 15 minutes from Troutdale, 20 minutes from Gresham and about 30 minutes east from downtown Portland.

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We have your child; we must be able to reach you in an emergency. 

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Unless OMF obtains the container with preprinted, pharmacy instructions and a written release and instructions from you we cannot dispense any prescription medications. For nonprescription medications, we must have a written note with instructions, date and signature of parent or guardian along with original container. Please do not give any medications directly to the student to be taken while at OMF to ensure that another child does not come in contact with your medication. Your understanding is appreciated!

Special behaviors of this student and/or any medications that they are taking? If not, please type in N.A. (required).

I hereby grant OMF, Inc. the right to use forever any film, video, audio, photographs, slides or combination thereof, for inclusion in any promotional or advertising purposes of OMF, Inc. and my child agrees to appear without pay. I also give my permission for my child to be interviewed, quoted and have first name only printed in media for the promotional purposes of OMF, Inc.” (Please select “No” if you do not want pictures or interviews taken of this student.)

The above-named student may participate in any of the programs offered this year at Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc. (OMF, Inc.). I have the authority to act on this student’s behalf and I release OMF, Inc. and its representatives from liability in the event of accidental injury or illness. I give my permission for this student to receive emergency medical treatment. I accept full responsibility for any expense incurred in providing medical treatment for this child. I understand the inherent risks of working on a farm, in a garden, in nature, with farm animals and including working with and riding horses.

I, the Parent/Guardian of the aforementioned student, accept the terms and conditions of the General Waiver.

By clicking here you acknowledge that there are NO REFUNDS available to you for any reason. Your funds have been spent and are put towards the care and feeding of our 30 ‘teaching tools,’ our Farm Program animals. If you are unable to join us for a program class or an event in which you signed up and paid, then you can take these funds as a tax-deductible donation to our non-profit, children’s charity. Please let us know in advance so we can open it up to another family and then afterward, we will send you via the mail, a donation thank you for tax purposes. OMF, Inc. is a small non-profit, children’s program and we do not have the funds to return to you nor the staff to handle the extra administrative work. Please note: WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS!

I, the Parent/Guardian of the aforementioned student, accept that there are no refunds offered from Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc.

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The Bus for Old McDonald’s Farm, Inc. (OMF) parking is now at Concorde Career College, 1425 NE Irving St, Portland OR 97232. You can enter on NE 15th/Irving where it is paved. Head north under the building and then turn right. Head east to the back of the property away from all of those buildings. Look for our white bus and the really, really, big, old Crimson tree in the middle. Concorde Career College has kindly offered this drop off/pick up space to us but please be respectful and do not linger there because we do not want to take up their student parking. They have asked us to drive slowly and watch out for the young people “racing in there” that are late for classes. Please drive super slowly and be careful as it is tight and there are many pedestrians. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE DOWN THE GRAVEL ROAD AT CONCORDE COLLEGE. There is no access for parents on the gravel road even though our OMF bus will drive on it. If parents drive on the gravel road, we may lose this parking privilege at Concorde. (The bus is too tall to fit under the buildings.)

Thank you to the kind folks at Concorde Career College for this!