Here you can find information on all our birds. Click HERE to read about our large animals or you can click HERE to read about our small animals.
Peter Breed - Indian Runner/Mallard Cross
Cluckina Breed - Bantam Cross Chicken
Rhaj and Rekah Breed - Pea Fowl
Peter (or Petra) is one unusual duck! She was hatched by mistake with chicks and has become inseparable from the hens that she made friends with when she was a duckling. Workers at the farm thought she was a male duck and called her Peter; when they realised she was a girl it was too late to change her name as it suits her! She sleeps inside at night but during the day she plays with the chickens from the small animal house in the pen near to the café which has its own mini pond.
Cluckina is the mum of most of the bantam cross chickens that are in the pen by the playground. She is quite bossy with the other chickens; she likes to show them who is in charge! All the chickens that live in the small animal house are much more like pets than the larger animals - this is because the adults with learning disabilities look after them during the week and they need to be of a more docile temperament so that they can easily handled.
Rhaj (pictured) is our male peafowl, more commonly known as a Peacock. The male peafowl is famous for its spectacular tail feathers which they grow during the summer season to attract a mate. He also emits a loud, distinctive cry. You can buy his feathers from the Garden Centre in the autumn as he sheds them all. Rhaj and Rekah live in the brand new enclosure next to the reception and office with a pair of Silver Pheasants.
Princess Breed - Bantam Cross Chicken
Lily Breed - Bantam Cross Chicken
Harvey and Hayley Breed - Embden Geese
Princess is one of Cluckina's daughters and she is well known for escaping! She likes to get out of the pen near the playground sometimes but she never goes very far. She just likes to dig for tasty insects in the ground around the other side of the fence. Princess was hatched at the farm in 2009.
Lily is usually to be found in the pen by the playground with her other friends from the small animal house.
Harvey (pictured) and Hayley are Embden geese, the largest domestic goose. They are renound for being quite feisty and these two definitely live up to that! Harvey gets cross quite easily especially if he thinks someone is trying to trespass around the pond area. He can seem pretty scary when he starts honking loudly and running. Harvey has been on the farm since 1998. Be careful if you ever stand on the bridge to the main office building as he will try to nibble your feet through the railings!
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