Celebrated on April 9th
Goats are great companions for other farm animals, including horses, cows, and chickens. Goats have rectangular pupils, allowing them to see well in the dark.
“Cock-a-doodle-do” is often one of the first sounds that toddlers learn. The rooster’s crow that signals the sunrise may be heard before any light is seen as chickens spot the break of light almost an hour before people do. Groups of chickens that live freely establish an order of importance among themselves to determine who eats first and who sleeps where. Chickens wash with dust rather than water and clean their feathers with their beaks.
Horses do lie down to sleep every now and then but they can also get a really good solid sleep by simply locking their knees (just standing straight legged, knees not bent) and shutting their eyes. This ‘knee lock’ means they don’t fall over while they’re snoozing. Why not see how long you and your child can ‘sleep’ standing up? Shut your eyes, straighten your legs and try to keep standing stock still. It’s not as easy as horses make it look, that’s for sure – but it is loads of fun!