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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pygmy Goats, Silkies Chicken, and a Flemish Giant Rabbit

 We visited a farm with a breed of  miniature domestic  goats.  They are commonly known as  pygmy goats and they are so adorable.  I grew up in the farm but we've never really had goats.  According to the article I read online, the Pygmy goat can be used for many different things, in other words they  are multi purpose animals. The pygmy goat is quite hardy and can adapt to virtually all kinds of weather.
 My husband's co-worker has four and all of them are males but their names are all girls name.  I was told that the owners niece gave the names, hence the girl names.
 We were playing badminton at the yard when we heard some clacking sounds.  It was loud  so we go curious and investigate what it was.  It was the goats that was making all the sounds, they were  fighting at each other.  They fought hard that one of them was bleeding.
 They were kind of ornery.  They kept  chewing on  one of their playpen.
 They love the leaves  of the apples too.  We  gave them some branches of the apples and and was fun watching them  trying to get  it first.  I uploaded a couple of videos that you can watch

They have one big bunny named Paws.  She was very big and my kids wanted to  hold her but they were scared.  Flemish giant is a kind of breed that Paws is, she is really massive.

The silkies chicken reminds me of our lionhead bunnies.  Their  colors and feathers are  almost the same.  Silkies comes in a variety of colors.  I love the white ones.  The Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its atypically fluffy plumage, which is said to feel like silk, and satin.   The breed has several other unusual qualities, such as black skin and bones, blue earlobes, and five toes on each foot, whereas most chickens only have four. 
It said that although they are fair layers themselves, they only lay  about three eggs a week.  According to my husband's buddy, Silkie chickens are very easy to keep as pets and they are suitable around children, as they can easily withstand being roughly handled.  I wish that we live in a farm, I wouldn't mind having chicken and other animals.  It's fun to raise them.


PetCare said...

Goats seems to be very active animals. are they noisy?

Jenn said...

My girls have always enjoyed going to the petting farms. I have a lot of fun family memories going way back to when they were little.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

We raise chickens and have raised goats. Chickens are a breeze. Goats take more work and can get into stuff. All fun to have around.

Vera Sweeney said...

OMG, I love this so much! Not many people have adorable farm animals like this where we live. I wish we had the time to have goats. They're sooooo cute!

Tomi Clark said...

A farm full of miniature animals? That's so neat. I have a few friends with farms and have visited quite a few farms but have yet to ever see a farm like this. Looks like your family had an awesome time.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

Those Silkies chickens look sort of fluffy and not wiry. I've seen pygmy goats many times and they are feisty creatures.

Jennifer EngineerMommy said...

This sounds like a fun destination. We went to a petting zoo over the summer and the kids had a blast with all the animals.

Marysa said...

Such cute little goats! I can only imagine how tiny the babies must be! My kids love visiting farms, and this would be a treat to see.