At Silk Fields Farm, we raise four species: bees, goats, bunnies, and chickens. None of these animals are eaten, but we collect milk from the milking mother goat, honey from the bees, and eggs from the chickens (there are no roosters, so none of these eggs have the potential to hatch). Want to learn more about the specific animals? See the bullet points below for more information on each species raised here at Silk Fields!
• Currently, there are six goats at Silk Fields, along with three new goats, Cleo and Irene and their mother Ariel.
• The others are Ella, Peppers, Julianne, Hildy, Lilac, and Fudge.
• Currently, there are eight chickens living at Silk Fields, plus six new ones that have just arrived.
• They are free range during the day, which means we let them out of their pen (but not at night because of predators)
• Most of them are Araucanas, meaning that they lay colorful eggs naturally.
• There are now 6 new chicks, four of which are Araucanas (easter egg layers)
There are four bunnies at Silk Fields
• Their names are Maple, Brownie, Snowball, and Marshmallow.
• They live inside an outdoor pen year-round.
• They are not very comfortable around humans, but they are getting much better.
• There are three hives on the Silk Fields property
• Honey is collected twice a year
• Honey bees are having trouble surviving because they are being killed off in a way that we don't understand yet.
• These hives are three separate hives, each with their own queen and worker bees.