Meet the Farm Family

On the farm there are 5 Rhode Island Red chickens, 10 Barred Rocks, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 5 Jersey Giants, 4 White Leghorns, 7 assorted breed bantams, 10 Silkies, 2 Polish, and one unknown breed hen Yolanda, 6 guineas, and 2 ducks (so 49 total chickens & 57 total birds) , 3 Nubian goats (Really 6 if you count the 2 children of Ricky and Bobby & their mom lol), one cat, 1 rescue pup, and one little Chihuahua who rules them all! Meet them here: 

Chihuahua Mix and Queen of the farm
Birthday: October 31, 2009
Likes: Belly rubs, barking at the roosters, car rides, going to grandma's (& anywhere you'll take her), hearing Spanish words, sneaking bites of food off human's plates, being a faithful snuggler, rolling in the manure of her animal friends
Dislikes: Roosters, children she doesn't know, going to the vet, popcorn, guns and loud noises

Purebred Nubian goat aka "Pretty Ricky" (male)
Birthday: March 4, 2012
Likes: Being loved on, giving kisses, headbutting, escaping from the pasture, making lots of noise, carrots, lettuce, apple flavored treats, salt licks, watermelon
Dislikes: Being away from his brother Bobby, and eating out of a feed bucket. He's so spoiled rotten he thinks he has to be hand fed. I've created a monster :/
On the farm since: 4/15/2012

Purebred Nubian goat (male)
Birthday: March 11, 2012
Likes: Staying in the pasture and generally behaving, being wary of new people, scratches behind the ears, headbutting humans in their behinds, carrots, berry flavored treats, apples, watermelon
Dislikes: Being away from his brother Ricky, lettuce 
On the farm since: 4/15/2012

* 4/14/14 Update: Our precious little Quinn was found in the barn on the afternoon of March 13th lying on her side unable to stand or support her own weight, with no muscle control at all. She had been seemingly 100% healthy and happy the day before, so she got really bad really fast. Within an hour and a half she passed away. My only comfort in her passing is knowing that I was there with her right up until the end and she didn't have to go alone. After researching her symptoms, she most likely died from what is referred to as Goat Polio, which is technically a Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency that affects the brain cells and shows up as neurological symptoms (the loss of muscle control and rigidity that Quinn had). The deficiency is a result of an imbalance in the bacteria found naturally in the goat's rumen, so it literally could have been anything that she was eating that could have been the cause, and sadly we'll never know. RIP Quinn..she was such a sweet girl!
Purebred Nubian goat (female)
Birthday: March 28, 2013   Date of passing: March 13, 2014
On the farm since: 6/2/2013

Rhode Island Red Hens (5)
Birthday: October 1, 2011
Likes: juicy fresh worms, green grass to scratch, watermelon, a nice dust bath & looking pretty for the roosters
Dislikes: when their men are being held
On the farm since: February 2, 2012

Resident barn cat. Beyonce was a stray that followed Ella home as a kitten and has been here ever since.
Fun fact: Beyonce lost her left eye and is now a proud one-eyed-kitty!
Birthday: March 2011
Likes: chasing, catching, and consuming mice and other small rodents, rubbing on human's legs until they pet her, sleeping on warm car hoods and leaving footprints, being sweet and even stepping aside as the other animals eat from my food bowl
Dislikes: roosters, loud noises
On the farm since: May 22, 2011

Rhode Island Red Rooster
Birthday: unknown
Likes: fresh worms, whole kernel corn, lettuce, the ladies, being a dad, crowing at 3am
Dislikes: the younger roosters
On the farm since: February 2, 2012

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