Animal Facts

Here are some of the amazing random animal facts I have observed and learnt whilst living on the farm; Cats don’t like to get their feet wet. When cats are poorly they prefer tuna fish to milk. Saddleback pigs love having their bodies rubbed. Guinea pigs squeak if they want something. Cattle love eating crushed barley. Guinea fowl … Read more

What Frightens Farm Animals?

Farm animals can sometimes get frightened but what is it that frightens them? Sudden movement. Sudden noise. Unfamiliar people. Loud noises. Approaching animals from behind. Lack of routine. Prodding animals. Bumping or shoving animals. Lack of space. Excitable human behaviour. Farm animals need to be managed and handled with care at all times. Animal ManagementAnimal Management

Adopt A Farm Animal Scheme

A comment left on my site the other day got me thinking about starting an Adopt A Farm Animal scheme on the farm. In an article about my guinea pig called Guiness, I mentioned the fact that, “My nephew has adopted Guiness as a birthday gift and although Guiness still lives on the farm my nephew can tell his friends that … Read more

Newborn Calves From 2007

Normally we manage to get most of our cows to calve around about the same time but this year the calving period has been more widespread. Here are pictures of some of the newborn calves and their mothers from this year’s (2007) calving season. January’s Calf February’s Calf March’s Calf April’s Calf A number of our … Read more

Farm Animal Family Names

Different family members in farm animal groups have different names. Cattle Male = Bull Female = Cow Offspring Male = Bull Calf Offspring Female = Heifer Calf Chickens Male = Cockerel / Rooster Female = Hen Young Chicken = Pullet Offspring = Chick Ducks Male = Drake Female = Duck Offspring = Duckling Geese Male = Gander … Read more