WHO LIVES ON OUR FARM?
Critter Barn is home to over 200 farm animals and farm birds. The main criteria for animals in our programs are that they play a supportive role and provide endless opportunities for teaching, for recreational therapy, for interaction, and demonstrations.
Feeder pigs, baby dairy calves and leghorn hens are donated by local producers to raise on our farm. Additional poultry is purchased directly from hatcheries.
Domesticated animals such as sheep, goats, and rabbits who are born here, plus roosters, Banty chickens, potbellied pigs, a horse, donkey, cow, and a pony, who were raised here, make up our animal residents. These animals and birds provide close contact with our Special Friends program and hands-on learning for all of our education activities.