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Animal Happenings
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 hatch daily in the Nature Cabin. An observation incubator makes it easy to witness this miracle of life.
Goat Milking takes place in the Milking Parlor near the Young Stock Barn. Demonstration times are:
10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
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.
Animal Gestation Table
The gestation table tells the length of time an animal is pregnant before giving birth or before an egg hatches. (just in case you weren't sure)
Mammals Birds
Horse 336 days Quail 22.5 days
Cow 382 days Grouse 24 days
Sheep 147 days Pheasant 23.5 days
Goat 151 days Chicken 21 days
Hog 114 days Turkey 28 days
Donkey 367 days Pigeon 14-19 days
Rabbit 30 days Guinea 28 days
Cat 60 days Duck 28 days
Guinea Pig 62 days Muscovy Duck 35 days
rabbits Goose 30 days
Robin 13-14 days
Sparrows 11-13 days
Cowbird 10 days
Albatross 80 days
The length of time required for incubation of an egg varies with the species.
Pig and Chicks
"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
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The Farm
4285 Highway 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235