Did you know? Fun Farm Trivia!

A list of common to little known farm animal facts:

  • Cows are herbivores
  • Cow and bull an have horns
  • Cows have 4 stomachs
  • A heifer is a cow who has not had a calf yet, once she gives birth she becomes a cow
  • Cows have no top teeth, only bottom teeth
  • When a rabbit gives birth, it is called kindling
  • Rabbits are herbivores
  • A rooster is not needed for hens to lay eggs
  • A young laying hen, before she is old enough to lay eggs, is called a pullet
  • Chicken are omnivores
  • A baby turkey is called a poult
  • Turkeys are omnivores
  • Pigs are omnivores

Leave a comment and tell me which ones you found the most interesting. Which ones did you already know?

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About Sheri Salatin

Sheri is married to Daniel Salatin. She is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and is enjoying working the land along side her husband. When not farming, Sheri can be found reading, writing, sewing, baking and serving in her church family.

6 Responses to Did you know? Fun Farm Trivia!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love this blog! Thanks for doing this. I didn’t know that hens don’t need a rooster to lay eggs–is egg laying similar to humans ovulating?

    I also didn’t know that cows don’t have top teeth. Your bunnies are adorable!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The no-top-teeth got me! Who knew?!

  3. Linda says:

    Once a pullet starts laying eggs, how long does it take for the eggs to be consistently large?

  4. stacy p says:

    I didn’t know cows didn’t have top teeth!! Cool.

  5. megan says:

    I had no idea that cows don’t have top teeth! What do they chew against?

  6. Jon Wolfsthal says:

    I am just not sure why they call Rabbits having little one Kindling. Not like you can use them to starta fire. 😉 I wonder where the term came from.