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Animals 

WHO LIVES ON OUR FARM?

Critter Barn is home to over 200 farm animals. The main criteria for animals in our programs are that they play a supportive role and provide endless opportunities for teaching, recreational therapy, interaction, and demonstrations.
 
Feeder pigs, baby dairy calves, and broiler chickens 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, pigs, a horse, donkeys, cattle, and alpacas, who were raised here, make up our animal residents. These animals provide close contact with all our programs and hands-on learning for all of our educational activities. 

Sheep

Sheep

Critter Barn raises three breeds of sheep: Suffolk, Colored Corriedale and Romney sheep. Our ewes are raised on our farm, so our flock allows guests to enter their pens. Our ewes are bred on the farm in October, and begin lambing in mid Februay. They are sheared in December, and you're invited to watch!

Small Goats

Small Goats

We raise three breeds of small goats. Pygmy goats and Nigerian goats love to climb to the tops of their wood stands. Little goats have joyful personalities and are sure to be your favorite at the farm.

Milking Goats

Milking Goats

We have 6 milking goat breeds that we milk twice a day using our milking system.

Calves

Calves

Newborn calves arrive at the Critter Barn when they are two to four days old.

Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle

Raising male dairy calves for beef gives the Critter Barn an opportunity to share the harvest with others. Our bottle fed calves reach an impressive size in their first year.

Broiler Chicken

Broiler Chicken

Cornish-Rock-Hybrid-Cross chickens are bred for their meat and are ready for market and the cooking pot in just 7 to 8 weeks. Did you know that chicken is the Number 1 meat consumed in our country?

Layer Chickens

Layer Chickens

Hens and pullets, roosters and cocklings, layers and eggs! There are more chickens in the world than any other bird! Countless breeds of Layer Hens supply eggs for everyone around the world!

Turkeys

Turkeys

Gobble Gobble! Our country's Thanksgiving Day favorite struts around and puffs up its feathers and tail! Critter Barn currently has Royal Palm Turkeys for show.

Rabbits

Rabbits

There are over 60 breeds of rabbits in the US and over 300 breeds worldwide. That's a LOT of Cuteness!

Geese

Geese

Our domestic geese are the watchdogs of our farm. They honk at everything that moves!

Ducks

Ducks

Be sure to visit the lucky duck's pool party this summer. We have domestic ducks who do not fly but love to swim! They have bills, webbing, oil for their feathers, and love to quack!

Pigs

Pigs

Our pigs are in different ages and sizes, some times our mom pigs even have piglets to see.

Mini Pigs

Mini Pigs

Pot Belly and Juliana live on the farm, we can do tricks and love to meet our visitors.

Peacocks

Peacocks

Check out our beauty on the farm.

Horse

Horse

Our horse loves to greet our visitors

Donkeys

Donkeys

Make sure to stop by and say hi to our two Donkeys

Alpacas

Alpacas

Angora Goat

Angora Goat

Angora goats with beautiful curly mohair are often mistaken for sheep.

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