An animal farm is a place wherein animals are produced to provide a variety of different human needs like food that includes milk, meat, eggs, and cheese. We call the animals that are reared in an animal farm as livestock. Different areas have different livestock, and to be honest it could be a tough task to fully classify all farm animals because it is usually different for every cultural tradition.
Get ready to find out some interesting facts about animals in animal farms
• Every adult female sheep can produce 6 to 10 lbs. of good quality wool every year. This is good enough to sustain the materials needed for a single coat.
• Sheep and goat do not use teeth to chew their food, a hard palate present within their jaw do the job similar to teeth.
• Every mama sheep produces a bleating sound that is so unique for baby lambs, a baby lamb can distinguish its mother by the bleat they produce
• A Ewe refers to a female sheep, while a ram refers to a male sheep.
• According to history, goats are the very first animals to get domesticated.
• It is believed that livestock animals tend to live better when there is a goat present as their companion.
• The unusual rectangular pupils of goats are used as a natural night vision.
• We usually see goats chewing grass all day long, but you will not be able to see them eat any food that is left in the ground. That is how fastidious they are, that made them considered as the cleanest livestock compared to pigs and chickens.
• Geese only have a single partner in their whole lives.
• If there are animals related to dinosaurs, chickens will be the closest cousins of T-Rex.
• Some reared chickens can produce blue and green eggs that are unusually different from the conventional white eggs.
• When chickens are communicating with each other, they produce over 200 different sounds.
• Cows can recall a memory from three years ago.
• The rank of most intelligent animals includes pigs to stay within the top 5.
• When we see a bunch of pigs altogether, they produce loud sounds. That is why they call a set of pigs as a sounder.
• When you call cattle animals like a cow with a name, they can actually know and recognize it.
• Cows can sense whenever there is a typhoon coming.
• A hen also refers to a female duck, while a drake refers to a male duck.
• When ducklings hatch from their eggs, their eyes are usually opened already making them able to roam with their mother.
• Horses can walk and run in their own few hours after they are given birth.
• Pigs tend to roll over muds and paddles because they don’t have sweat glands to keep them cool.
• A doe refers to a female goat, while a buck refers to a male goat.
To be honest, animal farms all over the world rear different animals. Other people may not see some of these animals that can be found in animal farms on the other side of the world. Some farm owners may not also be aware of the facts given above with common livestock animals. And to let you know, some other animal farms have exotic animals like different reptiles.