Animals and Activities at The Farm Living Museum in Door County, WI

FRIENDLY GOAT KIDS, LAMBS AND PIGLETS greet visitors in the barnyard. Bottles of milk are available for guests to feed these eager little charmers. Milk Bottles and corn for feeding the animals is available in the milk house. The older animals love the corn, and of course, the babies love the bottles. Cuddle a kitten, moo at a cow or pick up a piglet and hear him squeal.

The animals are also fed hay and other animal feed, mixed to keep them healthy. When the young animals are full, there are more to bring out.

Chicks Hatching at The Farm

Chicks hatch daily in the Nature Cabin. An observation incubator makes it easy to witness this miracle of life.

Chicks Hatching at the Farm in Door County, WI

Goat Milking at The Farm

Goat milking takes place in the Milking Parlor near the Young Stock Barn. Demonstration times are:

  • 10:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm

We like help with this chore, so please try your hand at milking a nanny goat. They are very gentle creatures and are easy to milk.

Goat Milking at the Farm Petting Zoo in Door County, WI

Animal Gestation Table

The length of time required for incubation of an egg varies with the species.

Horse 336 days
Cow 382 days
Sheep 147 days
Goat 151 days
Hog 114 days
Donkey 367 days
Rabbit 30 days
Cat 60 days
Guinea Pig 62 days
Quail 22.5 days
Grouse 24 days
Pheasant 23.5 days
Chicken 21 days
Turkey 28 days
Pigeon 14-19 days
Guinea 28 days
Duck 28 days
Muscovy Duck 35 days
Goose 30 days
Robin 13-14 days
Sparrows 11-13 days
Cowbird 10 days
Albatross 80 days

“We were lucky enough to see a pig giving birth to 5 piglets. We also witnessed a chick hatching in the Nature Cabin. What a wonderful experience! “-Julie, age: Thirty-ish