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Part farm, part friends and part personal petting zoo, the rest of the crew at Sunny Chestnut Farm keeps things fun, interesting and always lively! As we grow, you never know what might end up here next. Another Pony? An Emu? But we promise to stay away from reptiles and wild animals! Come meet the rest of the farm!
What is a farm without a horse! Wrangler is a beautiful yearling Pintaloosa stallion. Being young and a stallion, he is full of himself to put it mildly, which is rather comical because he is about the same height as Yosef! He is a big (or mini!) softy for a cup of grain or sweet feed.
Wrangler is working extensively with a trainer to become certified for therapy work in the future. He comes from a proven line of therapy ponies and we have high hopes for him in the field. And no you can't ride him!
She might have both guns blazing when she gets older, but for now as a foal, Annie Oakley the Chestnut mini-horse is about as sweet, calm and fuzzy as she can be. Adorably skittish, she is settling nicely into life on the farm with Wrangler and the pups. She loves spending time with Roo and the Ladies, playing tag around the horse pen. She and Tweetsie have become good friends and frequently accompany us on hikes around the trails. Annie is also working with our horse trainer to become certified for therapy work in the future.
We found Biscuit when he was a tiny kitten small enough to fit comfortably in a coffee mug! Abandoned and foraging in a Bojangles dumpster, we weren't sure at the time if he was baby cat hissing at us because he was scared or because we took him away from his daily all you can eat fried chicken buffet!
Aptly named Biscuit, he was adopted by our English Mastiff, Bear, as soon as he arrived at our house. And even though he is small and our Berners are huge, Biscuit apparently thinks he's a Mastiff because he holds his own and fits right in with the gang. He is without a doubt the most dog like cat we've ever come across! Biscuit has adapted well to his self created role on the farm of Chief Pot Stirrer, he loves to get the pack riled up!
Our Dutch Welsummer rooster, Roo, is quite the ladies man. He has twelve lady hens to look out for and protect from critters trying to figure out some way into the coop! Our hens are a mixture of Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Australorpes, Bantams, Brahmas, Cornish and a massive Jersey Giant that gives Roo a run for his money for who's in charge! They lay a colorful array of eggs. We also have some unknown breed of truly massive (we're talking Thanksgiving here) white chickens from Tractor Supply that are the sweetest birds we've ever had. They will literally come right up and sit in your lap. But don't feed them from your hand, you'll lose a finger! Check out our blog page for more info and pictures!
So what do you call a group of adorable fluffy quail? A flock? Bevy? Covey? How about a colony or brood? Or better yet, a gaggle! The internet can't seem to make up it's mind but one thing is for sure, the smallest members of the farm are adorable. These birds are tiny, about the size of a fist, and they lay cute little spotted eggs that are about a third the size of a chicken egg. Quail are ground foraging birds and do not roost on perches like our chickens. They are also very friendly and love being held.
We have two breeds of quail, the Coturnix and the Celadon. The Coturnix are a popular breed of quail that originated from Japan and are also regularly kept as songbirds. The Celadons are small stocky quail with motted plummage that originated from Southeast Asia and are named for their green wing coloration.
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